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Ofgem boss visits Dagenham street helped by new energy scheme

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 June 2018

Ofgem boss Dermot Nolan meets a resident helped by the scheme. Picture: Cadent

Ofgem boss Dermot Nolan meets a resident helped by the scheme. Picture: Cadent

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The chief executive of energy regulator Ofgem visited a Dagenham street to see how a new scheme is helping to keep homes warm.

Dermot Nolan met residents of Holden Close on Friday to see how the initiative, which has seen more than 80 homes connected to the gas network, is making sure the properties are more energy efficient.

Previously, residents had to make do with inefficient and costly storage heaters.

But now the joint scheme by gas distributor Cadent and community interest company AWS is helping people who were struggling to keep their homes warm.

Richard Court, Cadent head of regulation and external affairs, called it an “exciting step”.

He added: “Bringing all the different pieces together to make these schemes work for private rented homes is not easy but through AWS we have shown how it can be done and we hope the investment we’ve made here with AWS will make things better for the residents of Holden Close.”

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