Closed consultation

Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection

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We're seeking views on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme, detailing proposed changes to the scheme which runs until 2022.

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Consultation description

We’re seeking views on proposed changes to the current Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme. This includes:

  • incorporating the TrustMark Government Endorsed Quality scheme into ECO3, as a route to demonstrating compliance with the most up to date relevant PAS standards and to ensure a sufficient consumer protection process and guarantees are in place
  • technical changes to the way First Time Central Heating is treated under the scheme

The consultation will be of particular interest to:

  • energy suppliers
  • energy efficiency manufacturers
  • installers and trade bodies
  • groups interested in fuel poverty issues
  • local authorities

but anyone with an interest in energy efficiency and fuel poverty issues is welcome to respond.


Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2019

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Published 9 July 2019
Last updated 1 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. The Consultation Impact Assessment was updated to incorporate additional feedback on scheme costs.
  2. Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2019 added to page.
  3. First published.