Created: 09 October 2017
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain which aims to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under the scheme, larger energy suppliers have to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes in Great Britain.
Residents must be in receipt of guaranteed pension credit to qualify.
This funding does not usually cover the full cost of installation works: however, there are some situations whereby it might; for example, if the property is in an off gas area. A survey must be carried out to determine the level of funding available.
North Lincolnshire Council are currently working with their partners to ensure any eligible households are accessing this funding. Residents are asked to contact the council on 01724 297000 and request an enquiry form or complete the online form which can be found on the NLC website.
For residents in the East Riding, please follow tis link for further information on what’s available to you: http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/housing/private-housing-residents/energyefficiency/
Andrew comments, “With colder months fast approaching, it’s worthwhile looking into the energy efficiency and affordable warmth schemes that might be available to you.
"Both North Lincs and the East Riding provide plenty of information on this online, or you can contact my office if you have any further questions.
"I also suggest letting others know of these schemes; particularly elderly people or those who require assistance in finding out more information.”