• SGN Press release


    Winchester residents get free energy advice at community event

    15 February 2017


    Residents in and around Winchester were able to get free energy advice from gas distribution company SGN at a community energy café held in the city today.

    Representatives from SGN joined colleagues from Scottish and Southern Energy Networks for the collaborative event at Kings Worthy Primary School. It was held as part of the Ofgem-supported Solent Achieving Valve from Efficiency (SAVE) project, which is trialling different initiatives to understand how, through community engagement, energy is consumed and can be used more efficiently. 

    In addition to advising residents about their energy usage, representatives from SGN were also on hand to raise awareness about the company’s initiatives for vulnerable customers. These include the company’s Help to Heat scheme, which offers free or discounted gas connections to low-income households, as well as its free locking cooker valve initiative, which helps vulnerable people, such as those with Alzheimer’s or autism, retain their independence and stay gas safe in their own homes. 

    SGN Stakeholder Engagement Manager Susan Day said: “Today’s energy café provided a great opportunity for us to talk directly to local residents, school governors and council officials about how we support local communities, particularly our most vulnerable customers.”

    Visit our vulnerable customers page for more information about our Help to Heat scheme and locking cooker valve initiative.