Flexible eligibility is an extension to the existing Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
ECO place an obligation on energy suppliers to help households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures. As of January 2017, it has delivered energy efficiency measures to over 1.6 million households in specified areas of low income.
Under the ECO scheme extension, energy suppliers will be able to achieve up to 10% of their affordable warmth obligation for the extension period by installing energy saving measures in households declared eligible by Local Authorities (LAs). This new mechanism, also known as "flexible eligibility" allows local authorities to make declarations determining that certain households meet the eligibility criteria for a measure under the Affordable Warmth element of ECO.Te
For further information on the criteria required for households in the borough to receive ECO funding can be seen in our ECO flexible eligibility statement of intent
Please note, the inclusion of a household in a local authority declaration does not guarantee a measure will be installed by an energy supplier. Decisions by energy suppliers on whether to install a measure may depend on:
- Survey carried out by suppliers/contractors and installation costs calculated
- The energy savings that can be achieved for a property
- Whether suppliers have achieved or are close to achieving their targets
Last updated: 02/11/2017 08:30