Energy Company Obligation (excludes Northern Ireland)

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is a finance scheme set up to reduce the UK’s energy consumption and support people living in fuel poverty.

There are 3 obligations under ECO:

Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation Suppliers must promote ‘primary measures’, including roof and wall insulation and connections to district heating systems. Other ‘secondary measures’, which improve the insulating properties of a premises can also be installed at the same premises as primary measures.

Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO) Suppliers must promote insulation measures and connections to district heating systems in areas of low income. The CSCO target has a sub-obligation, which requires that at least 15% of a supplier’s CSCO must be achieved by promoting measures to low income and vulnerable households in rural areas or deprived rural areas.

Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation Suppliers must promote measures which improve the ability of low income and vulnerable households (the ‘affordable warmth group’) to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings, such as the replacement or repair of a boiler.

Who is eligible?

Any homeowners receiving particular benefits such as, Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit , Working Tax Credit and many more, may be eligible for a free boiler replacement and/or loft/cavity wall insulation.

How do I get involved?

To see what energy efficiency measures you may be entitled to please contact: Energy Saving Advice Service: 0300 123 1234 or contact our Green Deal provider, Toriga: 0845 680 6556