A new £140,000 initiative has been launched to help tackle fuel poverty in vulnerable homes in the north of Scotland. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Citizens Advice Scotland will provide four specialist advisors to operate at local bureaus, providing in-depth energy advice. They are expected to be in post at citizens advice bureaus by the end of the month in Shetland, the Western Isles, south-west Aberdeenshire and East and Central Sutherland. According to stats published last week by Cornwall Insight found energy distribution costs in northern Scotland were 45% higher than the UK average due to less access to the gas network. This equates to around £100 more on distribution alone. Customers in this region are also reliant on more expensive fuels like heating oil.
Energy Voice 11th June 2019 read more »