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What is ECO4?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an obligation on energy suppliers aimed at helping households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures. We are in the fourth iteration of this scheme.

The scheme is regulated and checked by Ofgem and only certain measures are grant aided, the household and property have to meet set criteria to be eligible.

The ECO scheme is not administered by Mid Devon District Council.

What is the “flexible eligibility” mechanism?

In addition to ECO4 the government introduced ECO4 Flex. The Flex scheme allows local authorities to introduce a statement of intent (SOI) to expand the criteria of those households that are eligible for a grant.

Under ECO4 the SOI is more complex than it has been previously and has been set so there are no local variations.

How are the Council involved?

Mid Devon have not yet agreed to or implemented a statement of intent and therefore the Flex element is not yet available here. We are considering the viability of this based on the resources required to administer the scheme, however, this position does not prevent the national ECO4 scheme being delivered in the area.

How do I apply for ECO4?

Please visit the Ofgem website for further information on how to apply for measures under the ECO4 scheme.



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