The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is aimed at supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in society, including people in deprived areas from rising energy bills by upgrading their homes so that they are cheaper to heat for good.
ECO creates a legal obligation on energy suppliers to improve the energy efficiency of households through the establishment of three distinct targets:
the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (20.9 million lifetime tonnes of carbon dioxide). Focusing on hard to treat homes and, in particular, measures that cannot be fully funded through the Green Deal. Solid wall insulation and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation are the primary measures that the Government intends to be promoted under this target. Other insulation measures and connections to district heating systems are also eligible if they are promoted as part of a package that includes solid wall insulation or hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation.
the Carbon Saving Community Obligation (6.8 million lifetime tonnes of carbon dioxide). Focusing on the provision of insulation measures and connections to district heating systems to domestic energy users that live within an area of low income. This target has a sub-target, which states that at least 15% of each supplier’s Carbon Saving Community Obligation must be achieved by promoting measures to low income and vulnerable households living in rural areas.
the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (£4.2bn of lifetime cost savings). Requiring energy suppliers to provide measures which improve the ability of low income and vulnerable households (the ‘Affordable Warmth Group’) to affordably heat their homes. A heating qualifying action is the installation of a measure that will result in a heating saving; including the replacement or repair of a qualifying boiler.
Am I Eligible?
There are millions of people across the UK who may be eligible for free home energy efficiency improvements.
Under ECO funding customers who qualify under the Affordable Warmth Objective can apply for FREE boiler replacement, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation, nationwide.
This scheme is aimed at low income households and offers funding to improve the energy efficiency of properties and reduce energy bills.
Energy Saviour Ltd can offer you free Home Energy Efficiency Improvements after surveying the property and subject to eligibility criteria. If you meet the criteria, contact us for the free survey.