The Energy Company Obligation


The latest UK Government scheme is called the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which began back in January 2013. The initial ECO scheme ended on the 31st March 2015 and will is currently being extended with a speculated end date of March 2017.

ECO runs parallel with other UK Government schemes such as the Green Deal. ECO is divided into three subsections, delivered by companies such as Warm Front Limited, who are industry and Green Deal approved.

The amount of funding supplied to ECO can fluctuate, meaning each job needs to be assessed on an individual basis.

Warm Front Limited can help by utilising one of our fully qualified and trained assessors to take you through the funding options available to you. Depending upon your needs and circumstances we can ensure that you get the best solutions that are available today.

Carbon Savings Communities Obligation (CSCO)

This subsection of the scheme is for customers that live in specific areas. CSCO offers insulation and heating improvements. Your personal circumstances are not taken into account, just where you live, based on postcode area.

Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)

This subsection is specifically for customers on low-incomes or who already receive certain qualifying benefits. HHCRO will offer any measures that help reduce heating costs of the household.

Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)

This subsection is to provide funding for insulating solid walled properties (External and Internal Wall Insulation) or “Hard to Treat” Cavity Wall Insulation. “Hard to Treat” is where there are access issues or installation requirements may differ from a standard installation.