• SGN Press release


    We’ve partnered with UK Power Networks to raise awareness of our free locking cooker valve


    23 August 2018 


    We’ve teamed up with electricity distribution company UK Power Networks to raise awareness of our locking cooker valve in the south east of England.

    UK Power Networks regularly writes to its customers to raise awareness of the benefits of being part of the Priority Service Register. By opting into this free service, registered households will receive extra support from UK Power Networks in a power cut or SGN in a gas supply emergency. 

    This week, UK Power Networks has this week written to over 6,000 residents across south east England who are on its Priority Service Register to check their contact details are up to date in case of a gas or electricity supply emergency. For the first time, we’ve joined forces to also include information about our free locking cooker valve which could also benefit some households receiving the letter who require extra support at home. 

    Our simple safety device is fitted to existing gas cooker pipework keeping people, such as those with Alzheimer’s, gas safe at home. When the valve is locked, it stops the gas supply to the cooker and eliminates the risk of the cooker being unintentionally turned on or left on. Our engineers will fit the locking cooker valve for free regardless of a customer’s energy supplier. To find out more about the locking cooker valve or to make a referral, residents can call 0800 975 1818 or visit sgn.co.uk/LCV

    Households can join or update their information on UK Power Networks’ Priority Service Register by visiting ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority or calling UK Power Networks on 0800 169 9970.