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Energy Company Obligation: Help to Heat

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a programme to deliver energy efficiency measures in homes across Great Britain in order to reduce carbon emissions and improve the ability of low income and vulnerable consumers to heat their homes to comfortable levels.

Objectives of the consultation

ECO was launched in January 2013 and is currently in its second obligation period, which is due to end on 31 March 2017. The Government’s Spending Review 2015 announced plans for a supplier obligation to run for 5 years from April 2017 at an estimated level of £640m per year.

The proposed scheme will be the primary vehicle through which Government would meet its manifesto commitment to insulate a million more homes over this Parliament, supporting its commitment to tackle fuel poverty, whilst making progress towards carbon budgets.

This consultation relating to a proposed one year period from April 2017 to March 2018, which will act as a transition towards a longer term scheme from 2018-2022, focused on addressing fuel poverty. The consultation closed on 17 August 2016.

Supporting papers

To download documents which supported this consultation, please follow the links below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation as there were no significant comments from CIBSE Members.