We've now published our Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Flexibility Statement of Intent
ECO is a requirement which was placed on energy companies over a certain size to help improve the energy performance of domestic properties of those who may be vulnerable, reduce carbon emissions and lower fuel bills. Suppliers meet this obligation by installing measures in homes that reduce energy consumption – typically, these are insulation measures and replacement boilers. It is possible that a contribution will be required for which ever measure you receive however it will be heavily subsidised.
In the current ECO phase there is a Flexible Eligibility option. This is where the Council can set criteria to direct assistance towards local private sector homes at risk of fuel poverty, but falling outside of the normal rules of ECO (usually qualifying benefits).
Following broad guidance from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Council can access Flexible Eligibility funds on the production of this Statement of Intent.
This allows East Dunbartonshire Council to set income levels and guidelines to target local residents at risk of from fuel poverty.
Residents meeting these agreed criteria, subject to the council issuing a Declaration for their properties, can be assumed eligible by Energy Companies for ECO funded energy efficiency improvements.
If you'd like to know more please contact the Housing Department on 0141 574 5595 and ask to speak to Derek Lyon or Colin Miller.