Richmondshire District Council

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10 percent of their affordable warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in homes that have been declared eligible by local authorities.

Who is eligible?

Under the ECO Regulations 2017-2018, local authorities are able to set their own criteria to help identify people within their district who may be eligible for help. This is to ensure that households in fuel poverty and who have low incomes, and who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home, can access funding to help improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Local authorities must publish a statement of intent that defines who is eligible for assistance.

Four local authorities within North Yorkshire including Hambleton, Scarborough, Richmondshire and Ryedale have worked together to produce a common criteria to identify who would be eligible. The Statement of Intent document outlines who is eligible for this scheme.

If you think you may be eligible for assistance for energy improvements, please contact YES Energy Solutions who are working on behalf on the Council to deliver the ECO scheme. 

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