What is ECO?
What is ECO?
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), first introduced in 2013, is an energy efficiency scheme for Great Britain. ECO places legal obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic premises. It focuses on insulation and heating measures and supports vulnerable consumer groups. ECO is intended to assist in reducing carbon emissions, maintaining security of energy supply and reducing fuel poverty.
A new obligation has been outlined under the Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2018 (referred to as the ‘ECO3 Order’), and the scheme that runs during that period is called ‘ECO3’. The ECO3 scheme, that will run until March 2022, will mainly focus on low income and vulnerable households, helping to meet the Government’s fuel poverty commitments.
ECO3 allows Energy Companies to deliver up to 25% of their obligation via Flexible Eligibility.This allows local authorities to publish a ‘Statement of Intent’ on their website which outlines the criteria for homeowners and tenants to qualify for ECO Funding outside of the standard list of qualifying benefits.
At The ECO Providers UK we are working closely with a number of Local Authorities to deliver ECO Funded measures via Flexible Eligibility.
Get in touch to see if we are working with your Local Authority.
We are accredited
The Eco Providers are both accredited and Green Deal approved