Energy Company Obligation
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
The ECO scheme means that gas and electricity suppliers with more than 250,000 domestic customers – including British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE – are obliged to help households with energy-efficiency measures. These measures will save people money on their energy bills, help keep homes warmer and help to reduce carbon emissions. What is the Energy Company Obligation? ECO is the government’s umbrella term for its programme to make houses in the UK more energy efficient. This aims to cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty. As part of ECO, the government estimates that energy efficiency and heating measures worth £450m a year will be delivered across Great Britain.
ECO is a programme to deliver energy efficiency measures in homes across Great Britain. The current ECO scheme is due to end on 30th September 2018, with the next schemebeginning 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2022.
If you have applied in the past with no success you may be accepted now as the qualifying criteria was changed dramatically at the beginning of the year (2017) to help more households pass for free funding.