In March 2020, Northern Powergrid partnered with VONNE to host a Fuel Poverty:Future:Fairness Conference in York. Over 80 attendees joined Northern Powergrid from the VCSE, housing, local authority and health sectors to have a wide conversation about the support Northern Powergrid are providing now alongside the support offered by their Community Partners and how they planning for the future. They also showcased tools and launch the next Community Partnering Fund in partnership with Northern Gas Networks, which enables community groups to tackle issues close to the heart of Northern Powergrid.
The energy system is transforming and the future holds a number of opportunities to ensure that the most vulnerable in our communities benefit equally from that transformation. At this event Northern Powergrid shared what the future of the energy system might look like and discussed opportunities to work collaboratively to ensure that vulnerable customers are a priority as we move to a new low carbon future.
All the slides and resources from the conference are now available on the Northern Powergrid Partnering Communities web page, along with a range of other resources and guides including information about their Priority Services Register for vulnerable customers. https://www.northernpowergrid.com/psrpartners