Energy Companies Obligation

As of April 1st 2017, Utilita will be participating in the Energy Company Obligation, this is an energy efficiency scheme which obligates larger energy suppliers to deliver free energy efficiency measures such as insulation and boiler care to domestic properties within Great Britain.

What is ECO?

The ECO Scheme is made up of 2 parts:

1: Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)

The CERO obligation focuses on hard to treat homes, which are typically the hardest to heat. Within this obligation we will look to install ‘hard to treat cavity insulation’ and ‘solid wall insulation’, other home improvements can be installed under this obligation including connections to a district heating system or loft insulation if so required. To receive funding under this obligation, you must reside within privately rented or privately owned properties. We are now able to consider Social Housing occupants that reside in houses with an EPC of D or lower.

2: Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) ‘Affordable Warmth Group’

The HHCRO Obligation focuses on making savings for the persons living within the property. To receive funding for this obligation, a member of your household must be a member of the ‘Affordable Warmth Group’ and also either own or privately rent their property. Within this obligation, we will look to install different types of housing insulation including Cavity Wall and Loft insulation and where needed, we may be able to upgrade your current boiler or install a new one. We are now able to consider Social Housing occupants that reside in houses with an EPC of D or lower.

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