Energy companies obligation

The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is a government policy mechanism aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s building stock.

Like previous schemes, the ECO imposes a legal obligation on the largest energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic energy users in homes across the UK.

This extra financial assistance is available to householders who are vulnerable to the detrimental health implications of living in cold homes, to those on benefits or low incomes, and to those who live in hard-to-heat properties.

If you qualify for an ECO grant you could be entitled to a significant amount of funding to have a range of energy efficient improvements installed, such as loft or wall insulation and replacement boilers. For a list of the eligibility criteria for the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)/Affordable Warmth, please click here.

Free, independent and impartial advice about the Energy Companies Obligation can be obtained through the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 or Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.


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