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What Is

ECO4?

What is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is a government energy-efficiency scheme in Great Britain, designed to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions.

ECO is an obligation placed on energy companies to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic premises. ECO is not a grant scheme as such; it is up to the energy companies to determine which retrofit projects they choose to fund, the level of funding they provide, and the Retrofit Coordinator and installers that they choose to work with.

ECO4 measures were able to be delivered from the 1 April 2022. The ECO4 scheme will run until 31 March 2026.

ECO4 focusses on improving the least energy efficient homes and households in fuel poverty, as only properties in bands D-G can be treated. It also aims to deliver a more complete upgrade of those homes, shifting to a multi-measure whole-house retrofit approach. Furthermore, a minimum number of private tenure homes in energy efficiency rating band E, F and G must be upgraded throughout ECO4, ensuring the least efficient homes are treated.

There is a new Minimum Requirement (MR) to improve the energy efficiency rating of band D and E homes to at least a band C and band F and G homes to at least a band D. ECO4 aims to encourage the installation of various energy efficient measures such as insulation measures, first time central heating, renewable heating, and district heating connections.

Why is it FREE?

Under the 'Energy Companies Obligation' (ECO4 Scheme), we can offer free upgrades for homes that are eligible.

What Is

ECO4?

What is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is a government energy-efficiency scheme in Great Britain, designed to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions.

ECO is an obligation placed on energy companies to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic premises. ECO is not a grant scheme as such; it is up to the energy companies to determine which retrofit projects they choose to fund, the level of funding they provide, and the Retrofit Coordinator and installers that they choose to work with.

ECO4 measures were able to be delivered from the 1 April 2022. The ECO4 scheme will run until 31 March 2026.

ECO4 focusses on improving the least energy efficient homes and households in fuel poverty, as only properties in bands D-G can be treated. It also aims to deliver a more complete upgrade of those homes, shifting to a multi-measure whole-house retrofit approach. Furthermore, a minimum number of private tenure homes in energy efficiency rating band E, F and G must be upgraded throughout ECO4, ensuring the least efficient homes are treated.

There is a new Minimum Requirement (MR) to improve the energy efficiency rating of band D and E homes to at least a band C and band F and G homes to at least a band D. ECO4 aims to encourage the installation of various energy efficient measures such as insulation measures, first time central heating, renewable heating, and district heating connections.

Why is it FREE?

Under the 'Energy Companies Obligation' (ECO4 Scheme), we can offer free upgrades for homes that are eligible.

When you pay your energy bills 7% to 13% of that bill contributes towards environmental and social obligation costs – these costs pay towards the ECO scheme. With the increasing costs that consumers are currently facing to heat their properties, OFGEM have decided to extend ECO, introducing ‘ECO4,’ to help reduce energy bills for those in the least energy efficient properties around the country. It is OFGEM’s aim to improve the energy efficiency of homes significantly, shifting to a whole-house approach to make each property worked on, as energy efficient as possible, reducing your bills as much as your property allows.

Homeowners or private tenants

Individuals who get income-related benefits

Properties with inefficient electric heating

When you pay your energy bills 7% to 13% of that bill contributes towards environmental and social obligation costs – these costs pay towards the ECO scheme. With the increasing costs that consumers are currently facing to heat their properties, OFGEM have decided to extend ECO, introducing ‘ECO4,’ to help reduce energy bills for those in the least energy efficient properties around the country. It is OFGEM’s aim to improve the energy efficiency of homes significantly, shifting to a whole-house approach to make each property worked on, as energy efficient as possible, reducing your bills as much as your property allows.

Homeowners or private tenants

Individuals who get income-related benefits

Properties with inefficient electric heating

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So, what’s available?

Funding is available for many energy-efficient improvements including External, Internal and Cavity Wall Insulation, Boiler upgrades, Electric Storage Heater upgrades, Air Source Heat Pumps, First Time Central Heating, Loft and Room-in-Roof Insulation, and Solar Panels. We can advise what measures you are eligible for and what is suitable for your property.

Get Started Today

So, what’s available?

Funding is available for many energy-efficient improvements including External, Internal and Cavity Wall Insulation, Boiler upgrades, Electric Storage Heater upgrades, Air Source Heat Pumps, First Time Central Heating, Loft and Room-in-Roof Insulation, and Solar Panels. We can advise what measures you are eligible for and what is suitable for your property.

Get in touch!

To discuss your opportunity to start saving energy please call Rural Energy Consultants on 07423 102426. Alternatively fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Get in touch!

To discuss your opportunity to start saving energy please call Rural Energy Consultants on 07423 102426. Alternatively fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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