What is the Energy Company Obligation?
ECO is the government’s umbrella term for its programme to make houses in the UK more energy efficient. The latest scheme is focused solely on targeting energy efficiency measures in lower income and more vulnerable households.
Measures that are included:
Cavity wall insulation, Gas boiler replacement, Other heating* ( intelligent controls & electric heating), Loft insulation, Solid wall insulation.
The current scheme, called ECO3, was launched in December 2018. It runs until 31 March 2022 and is focused exclusively on those customers with lower incomes who are considered to be in vulnerable situations or living in fuel poverty. A wide range of benefits qualify recipients for ECO3. In total, 6.5m households are eligible. The scheme’s plan is to make energy-saving improvements to 900,000 homes. Each year up to 35,000 homes with broken heating systems will have them replaced and 17,000 homes with solid walls will be treated.
“Helping people reduce their energy cost, energy usage & carbon footprint using other people’s money”