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SGN partners with UK Power Networks to raise awareness of free gas safety device

Gas distribution company SGN has teamed up with electricity distribution company UK Power Networks to raise awareness of a free gas safety device available to households in the south east of England.

From Press releases - 23 August 2018 12:00 AM

UK Power Networks regularly writes to residents to raise awareness 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 written to over 6,000 residents on its Priority Service Register inviting them to update their contact details and information about their living circumstances. For the first time, SGN has joined forces to also include information about their free locking cooker valve, which could also benefit some households receiving the letter who require extra support at home.

This 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. SGN’s 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 SGN on 0800 975 1818 or visit

Kerry Potter, priority services manager at UK Power Networks, said: “By working collaboratively with other utilities, like SGN, we can extend the help we offer to those of our customers who would benefit from extra support and not only during a power cut.”

Households can join or update their information on UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register by visiting or calling UK Power Networks on 0800 169 9970.