What is the ECO order?

An Energy Company Obligation is a government order to oblige larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures for domestic properties.

An ECO Order has three obligations that must be followed by any energy supplier.

Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation

Suppliers have to promote emissions reduction measures, including roof and wall insulation and have a connection to district heating systems.

Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO)

Carbon Saving Community Obligation allows suppliers to promote insulation measure in low income areas. It also has a sub-obligation regarding the prospect of having at least the required 15% of a supplier’s CSCO achieved by promoting measures to low income and vulnerable households in rural or deprived areas.

Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation

Suppliers must promote measures that improve the ability of low income and vulnerable households to heat their homes. These measures include actions that result in house savings, such as the replacement or repair a boiler.

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