The council is formulating an emergency action plan and people in the area are being encouraged to learn about energy efficiency, the publication has revealed.
She told a council meeting the issue is "a matter of life and death" because in a mild year, 138 people in Stockport are likely to die excess winter deaths, a number which would double in a cold year, the newspaper quoted.
Councillor Clay added: "That was the situation before the increase in energy bills at the moment. It is a pretty scary estimate."
Welsh assembly member for Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood told the South Wales Echo that energy companies should take a responsible approach to pricing because in extreme cases, higher charges could lead to more cold-related deaths.
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