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Energy Company Obligation ECO

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme. Its aim is to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty by improving the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households.

What is our role?

Our role is to assess the eligibility of a household and is not involved or responsible for issuing the funding, appointing contractors, or installing the works.

ECO Flex is run by private companies (installers) and the funding for the improvements are awarded by the energy suppliers.

Who funds ECO?

The government has made it a requirement that the large energy suppliers provide the funding to pay for the energy efficiency improvements to your homes. The funds are passed directly to private installer who must be a PAS2030/TrustMark accredited company to be able to install energy efficiency measures in your home.

Who administers ECO?

Ofgem administers the scheme on behalf of the Government Department for Energy, Business & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Ofgem’s duties include allocating targets to obligated suppliers, monitoring supplier progress and deciding whether they’ve achieved their obligations, reporting to the Secretary of State, auditing, ensuring compliance and preventing and detecting fraud. BEIS sets the overall policy for the ECO scheme.

 ECO4 and GBIS Statement of Intent v2 07.03.2024

 Previous Versions 

 ECO4 Statement of Intent v1.2 Superseded 06.04.2023 - 06.03.2024

 ECO4 Statement of Intent v1.1 Superseded 08.02.2023 - 05.04.2023

 ECO4 Statement of intent v1 Superseded 21.11.2022 - 07.02.2023

Energy efficiency grants for landlords and property owners 

South East London Community Energy (SELCE)

SELCE are supporting Lewisham residents to future-proof their homes by providing a personalised service. They can help you plan, finance and deliver upgrades. This service is free for households eligible for ECO4 and offered at a subsidised rate to those who do not qualify for funding.

Register your interest for your own home, to get involved as an energy champion in your neighbourhood or to partner with us in your community.

You can also register your interest by emailing futurefithomes@selce.org.uk or calling 020 4566 5764 and selecting option 2.

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