Top prizes up for grabs in exclusive MK energy trial

Could you win a UHD TV by changing your energy habits?

Are you prepared to re-think the way in which you use electricity and gas? Samsung is running an energy trial exclusively for Milton Keynes residents and only 90 households will be selected to take part. These people will have the chance to win a top-of-the-range Samsung appliance or TV (amongst many other prizes). MK residents can take-part as an individual household, or increase their chances of winning by inviting friends and family (only one application per household).

What’s in it for the participants?

·         Be part of a ground-breaking trial which will revolutionise the way people think about    energy;

·         Benefit from innovative new energy web apps and tools being developed by Samsung;

·         Earn prizes for you and your friends/family (top prize of a top-of-the-range Samsung appliance or TV; other prizes for all participants).

How does it work?

Eligible participants who apply now will have equipment installed in their homes in the next few weeks which will record when and how they use energy. imageThe state-of-the-art sensor equipment will be installed at five plug sockets and gas/electricity meters and an energy monitoring hub will send Samsung data about participants’ energy consumption via their Wi-Fi router. The amount of data is tiny – equivalent to downloading one song over a year.

The trail is taking place as part of the MK:Smart project, which is an Open University-led project working to make Milton Keynes a smarter city. The data collected will be curated in the MK Data Hub located in Central Milton Keynes.

In the New Year Samsung will provide a web portal for those taking part. Their electricity and gas will continue to be provided by their existing energy supplier during the trial and they are free to switch suppliers during the trial. The scheme will not affect the price participants pay their supplier for their energy.

For further details or to register for the trial visit