Energy Initiatives

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is an energy efficiency programme that was introduced into Great Britain at the beginning of 2013. ECO places legal obligations on the larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic energy users. It has a particular focus on vulnerable consumer groups. This will result in insulation and / or heating improvements being offered free of charge or at subsidised prices.

The Isle of Wight Council has established an ECO Code of Conduct through which it endorses high quality ECO schemes which meet the standards of customer care specified by the Council.

To view the Code of Conduct, please click here. (PDF, 168KB, 5 pages).

In July 2017 the council published its Statement of Intent which defines the criteria for households in fuel poverty which qualify for the ECO Flexibility Scheme. To view the Statement of Intent, please click here. (PDF, 37KB, 6 pages).

To find out more about the Warm Up Wight scheme, which is an Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funded scheme please click here.