Energy Company Obligation

What is it ?


The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a part of a government domestic energy efficiency programme and helps provide insulation and heating packages, such as boiler upgrades, to low income and vulnerable households.


Who is eligible ?

To qualify, the householder must live in their own property or in privately rented property. (not Housing Association)

Householders may be eligible if:

  • they receive certain tax credits and have an income of below £15,860 or….
  • are receiving certain benefits such as pension credit or income support and either have children or a disabled person in the household, or are over 60.


How do I apply ?

The criteria is complex so to check if you qualify, call the Energy Saving Advice Centre on 0300 123 1234.


For households in East or West Sussex you can call the ECO programme on 0800 5999089.

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