Fuel poor connections: Gas distribution (RIIO-GD1)


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Source: RIIO gas distribution annual report 2017-18.

Information correct as of: March 2019

This chart is an indicator of gas distribution companies’ performance on fuel poor connections. It shows the number of fuel poor connections made by each gas distribution company over the five completed years of the RIIO-GD1 price control.

We update this chart on an annual basis. Click the ‘more information’ tab above for a summary of the latest trends, details of how to interpret the figures and for information on methodology. 

Policy Areas:

  • Gas - distribution

Data Table

Fuel poor connections: Gas distribution (RIIO-GD1)
Commitment (5 year cumulative)Actual (5 year cumulative)

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At-a-glance summary

So far in RIIO-GD1, GDNs have connected 64,100 households under this scheme, which is just over 70% of the eight-year industry target.

Cadent’s London SGN Southern networks are currently behind schedule compared to the five-year target, but are forecasting to meet to meet their eight-year target.

Relevance and further information

The Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme helps vulnerable and fuel poor households that are off the gas grid to switch to natural gas by offering funding towards the cost of connecting to the gas network.

We increased Fuel Poor network extension targets by 20%  following a public consultation in 2015.


Each year, network companies must report on their performance under the RIIO-GD1 price control. Our review of their submissions and supporting information informs our annual publications on network company performance.

Date correct
March 2019
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