YES Energy Solutions is working in partnership with High Aims Ltd to deliver gas connections to vulnerable residents through the Fuel Poverty Network Extension Scheme (FPNES).
Scheme in detail
High Aims works with housing associations to connect
householders to the mains gas network, and have partnered up with YES Energy
Solutions to facilitate funding.
Eligible householders across the country who could benefit
from connecting to the gas network are being identified in the scheme.
Funding for qualifying residents is secured from gas
distribution networks Cadent, Southern Gas Networks, Northern Gas Networks and
Wales and West Utilities through the FPNES.
The FPNES enables householders to connect to the mains gas network
by offering funding towards the costs.
The scheme operates through the distribution of fuel poverty
vouchers, allowing householders to benefit from gas - a more cost-effective,
affordable domestic fuel.
Residents that use electric heating, LPG or oil to heat
their homes are much more likely to have higher fuel costs, so by switching to
mains gas, they could save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills every year
and stay warm for less.
We are guiding residents through the validation stage by
collecting qualifying documentation to apply for the FPNES voucher, as well as handling
any queries or concerns along the way.
In available cases we are contributing ECO funding and help
from other funding pots alongside the FPNES, to increase the amount of financial
help that customers can receive.
The scheme has developed partnerships with several housing
associations, such as the relationship with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing
Association which led to 500 properties in Brixton to connect to the gas
We facilitated £1.1 million of funding to the Brixton site,
with FPNES funding supplied by SGN.
be eligible if they live in fuel poverty – calculated on the low income high
costs indicator in England. If the household has an income below the official
poverty line when fuel costs are deducted, they may be eligible for funding.
residents may qualify under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).
Residents in receipt of benefits may be eligible under this criteria which can
in full here.
Get in touch
If your home is not currently connected to the gas grid and
you are interested in this opportunity, contact us on: