Energy Company Obligation (ECO): Help to Heat scheme - flexible eligibility
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Household energy
- 11 April 2017
Guidance for local authorities on engaging with energy suppliers to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements.
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Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Help to Heat flexible eligibility, obligated energy suppliers will be able to use the ‘flexible eligibility’ mechanism for up to 10% of their ECO Affordable Warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in premises that have been declared eligible by local authorities.
Participating local authorities will have to ensure these are households in private tenure living either in fuel poverty or living on a low income and who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of living in the cold. In addition some non-fuel poor homes will be allowed for solid wall insulation projects, as long as a proportion of the households in the project are in fuel poverty or living in the cold.
This guidance is aimed at local authorities and provides templates for the local authorities’ statement of intent and declarations, as well as guidance on the targeting of households.
Published: 11 April 2017