DescriptionThe project “NRW bekämpft Energiearmut” (“North Rhine-Westphalia Against Fuel Poverty”) offers budget and legal advice services free of charge in combination with energy saving consultation for consumers threatened by fuel poverty. It is our aim to prevent power cuts and to secure permanent energy supply for the households affected. VZ NRW also intends to improve the legal and economic situation of particularly vulnerable consumers by means of continuous lobby work and public relations. In total about 8,800 households made use of the advisory services (until June 2021). As a result of the consultations, about 83 % of the announced power cuts could be prevented and 64 % of the existing power cuts could be revoked.
The project runs from October 2012 until December 2021.