Research and analysis

Big Energy Saving Network 2015 to 2016: workshop assessment surveys

A report presenting findings from surveys to understand the impact of BESN workshops run between September 2015 and March 2016.

Documents

Big Energy Saving Network 2015 to 2016: executive summary

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Big Energy Saving Network 2015 to 2016: main report

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Details

The Big Energy Saving Network (BESN) 2015 to 2016 was a £1 million grant funded outreach programme which allocated approximately £900,000 in grants to community and third sector organisations to provide support to vulnerable consumers to help them reduce their energy costs and consumption. As part of BESN 2015 to 2016, the department commissioned surveys of BESN workshop attendees and a comparison group to:

*establish the extent to which those who attend energy advice workshops as part of BESN; engage in the energy market; and, reduce their energy costs by switching supplier, changing tariff or applying for energy efficiency offers * assess the success of BESN workshops in encouraging vulnerable consumers to reduce their energy costs through assisted action on tariffs, switching and the take up of energy efficiency offers * identify any differences in actions and intentions between those who participated in BESN workshops and similar consumers who did not participate * explore whether particular delivery routes are associated with greater action

This report presents findings from these surveys.

Published 9 November 2017
Last updated 13 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Executive summary published.
  2. First published.