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Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme


This measure requires natural gas DSOs to connect tens of thousands of vulnerable and fuel poor households to the gas grid. Under the scheme, natural gas DSOs usually meet the full upfront cost of extending the gas grid for those who are eligible. They recover this cost over a 40 year period from bills paid by households who benefit from the connection.


Since 2008, the scheme has connected over 70,000 households to the gas grid.