Important information: Potential delay to your meter installation

Between 19 May and 6 June, it may take longer than usual to arrange the meter installation with your gas supplier. This is because of an Ofgem initiative to replace the IT systems used across the UK gas market. It involves all gas suppliers and will ultimately make it easier for you to switch supplier and/or get a smart meter. You can find more information about Project Nexus on Ofgem’s website.

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Tackling fuel poverty with YES Energy Solutions

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is working in partnership with the award winning Community Interest Company, YES Energy Solutions to help residents living in fuel poverty connect to gas and slash their fuel bills.

The partnership was established in October, and already plans are underway to implement a range of community gas connection projects.

The main focus of the community schemes is to offer fuel poor householders an affordable fuel switching service using a range of blended funding so that residents can take control of their fuel bills and start saving money effectively. The main target groups will be residents that currently rely on old and inefficient electric storage heaters (one of the most expensive systems) as their primary heating source.

Although these projects are very much in there development stage, several areas have been identified and plans are underway to engage householders throughout 2016. Soon hundreds of vulnerable residents could benefit from subsidised gas connections and central heating installations using a range of grants and funding avenues.

YES Energy Solutions has been managing SGN’s (Southern Gas Networks) Help to Heat programme in Scotland and the South East since 2012. They have built up considerable experience in assisting eligible residents for funded gas connections and sourcing additional support towards new heating systems.

Northern Gas Networks share YES Energy Solutions drive to help alleviate fuel poverty at the source and help whole communities come together and improve their quality of life through a more cost effective fuel.

We will provide further updates as this partnership develops.

For more information about YES Energy Solutions are their work, visit: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk