Ofgem chairman Martin Cave, along with colleagues from the energy regulator, has visited SGN’s latest Help to Heat project in Littlehampton.

Cave (picturd) was given the opportunity to see how SGN is helping residents heat their homes for less by connecting them to the gas network.

SGN CEO John Morea joined the Ofgem group as they met residents who are enjoying gas central heating for the first time. The scheme helps households who are struggling to pay their energy bills or are finding it difficult to afford keeping their home warm by providing free or discounted connections to the gas network.

Through the Help to Heat scheme, SGN has connected more than 400 Arun homes to its network at no cost to the residents. The company has also granted Arun District Council a further £700,000 towards the cost of installing new central heating systems in these properties, which will ensure these families will have access to affordable heating in their homes for the first time. Arun District Council is delivering this project as part of its Arun Warmer Homes project with support from Mitie Property Services and Affordable Warmth Solutions CIC.