National Grid is tackling some of the issues caused by increasing energy prices and the growth of Fuel Poverty in the UK. National Grid has established a new Community Interest Company (CIC), Affordable Warmth Solutions CIC. Subject to final contract arrangements National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions will through an innovative funding arrangement with a leading energy supplier invest millions of pounds in a programme to support the installation of new gas connections, gas heating systems and other energy efficiency measures to some of the most deprived areas of its gas distribution network area.
National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions approach is based on a whole community, whole house package of affordable warmth measures that includes the provision of gas connections and new or improved heating systems to some 5000 homes. It will also provide additional in house support through its Energy Supplier partner; qualifying households may also be eligible for free loft and/or cavity wall insulation and tailored energy saving and tariff advice.