Living off-grid in Northumberland? Please take our short survey
30th Jul 2021
It is estimated that over 350 households in Northumberland are not connected to the electricity grid. The majority of these households rely on oil generators to meet their basic electricity needs.
Very little progress has been made in getting these households connected, despite the efforts of individual households, utility providers and other organisations over many years. As the UK makes the essential shift away from fossil fuels, the situation is becoming increasingly urgent.
In 2019, CAN established the Northumberland Off-grid Task Force as a mechanism to bring together all key partners in endeavouring to do something about the situation – and help these households access the same electricity supply that the rest of the UK takes for granted.
To help inform this work, we are currently collating the contact details of people living off-grid. By this we mean houses that are not connected to the electricity grid for their electric supply.
If you are living off-grid, or know someone who is, please register yours, or their details on our simple survey form.
We are asking about this so we can understand how many households are currently off-grid, collectively address the situation and offer support.
Access the survey and find out more