ENERGY COMPANY OBLIGATION
The ECO (Energy Company Obligation) for the big six energy suppliers was launched in early 2013.
It is offered in three parts:
Affordable Warmth Obligation
To provide heating and insulation improvements for low-income and vulnerable households (social housing tenants are not eligible). There are complex eligibility criteria for this means-tested scheme (See Below).
Carbon Saving Obligation
To provide funding to insulate solid-walled properties (internal and external wall insulation) and those with ‘hard-to-treat’ cavity walls.This is not means-tested but can be used in conjunction with the Green Deal. The aim is to provide enough support to make these relatively expensive measures cost-effective.
Carbon Saving Communities Obligation
To provide Cavity Wall and Loft insulation measures to people living in the bottom 15% of the UK's most deprived areas. It is expected that this element of ECO will particularly benefit the social housing sector.
Under the Affordable Warmth Obligation you may be able to recieve fully funded energy-saving improvements to your home if you meet the criteria below;