Energy Efficiency

The Council aims to help residents within the district to reduce energy expenditure in their home. Energy efficiency work contributes to tackling climate change, increases the provision of affordable warmth in Tendring and can save money on residents’ fuel bills.

The main functions of our service include:

  • Referring people to home insulation grant schemes
  • Maximising the grant funding available within the district
  • Committing to reach net zero carbon by 2030 – having issued a Climate Emergency

If you are interested in making your home more energy efficient by installing; cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, external wall insulation, an energy efficient boiler and more; please contact your energy provider and enquire about any available deals. Additionally, you may be eligible for a Green Homes Grant voucher or ECO grant as described below.

Green Homes Grant Scheme

Homeowners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to homes, which could help save up to £600 a year on energy bills.

The government will provide a voucher that covers up to two thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements to your home. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. You may be able to receive a higher level of subsidy if you are a homeowner and either you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits, covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of these voucher is £10,000. Landlords cannot apply for the low-income part of the scheme.

To apply for the vouchers or for more information please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme(link is external)

https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant(link is external)

A further guideline for landlords has been produced by the National Residential Landlords Association and can be found here:

https://www.nrla.org.uk/resources/energy-efficiency/green-homes-grants-guide(link is external)

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government run energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. For more information please visit the Ofgem ECO webpage.

Funding is provided to qualifying households to help cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures. Available measures can be fully or partially funded and include: cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, room in roof insulation, solid wall insulation, electric storage heaters, boiler replacement, first time heating systems and renewables.

Grant funding is calculated using Ofgem deemed carbon and savings scores and will differ between property types, property sizes, fuel types and insulation levels. All ECO grant funding is subject to a property assessment by a qualified ECO installer.

ECO – Local Authority Flexible Eligibility

ECO funding is aimed at households living in fuel poverty and those on a low income and vulnerable to the cold. To extend the scheme to include those households not in receipt of a qualifying benefit the government introduced Local Authority Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) that enables local authorities to identify households in fuel poverty or living on a low income and vulnerable to the cold as stipulated in their published Statement of Intent (below).

(Superseded - Statement of Intent - ECO version 1)

Statement of Intent ECO version 2

Households that meet the relevant criteria can apply for an LA Flex declaration through one of the ECO providers/installers below. Proof of eligibility will need to be provided in the form of two months of bank statements that clearly show the rent and/or mortgage and earnings.

Tendring District Council currently has a memorandum of understanding with the following ECO providers/installers to sign LA Flex declarations. The inclusion of these installers is based on confirmation of funding and appropriate certification; Tendring District Council does not recommend specific installers and all householders should satisfy themselves of the appropriateness of any contractor prior to agreeing to any work in their property.

Aran Services (0800 587 7795) www.aranservices.co.uk

Park Home Energy Ltd.

www.parkhomeenergy.com

0782 436 7117 or 0772 020 2213

All Seasons

01909 771 838

Energy Advice

To receive free and impartial advice on energy saving measures you can contact one of the following:

The Energy Saving Trust

0300 123 1234

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

Citizen’s Advice

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/

Simple Energy Advice

0800 444 202

www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/

Tendring District Council’s Energy Efficiency team

01255 686798

energyefficiency@tendringdc.gov.uk

Essex Energy Switch

If you are thinking about switching your energy provider, visit the Essex Energy Switch Page; on this page you will find details on how to apply and how much savings could be on offer!

Home Energy Conservation Act

Home Energy Strategy & Report 2017

Home Energy Strategy Appendix B

HECA Report 2019

If you are unable to print or view any document, or for any other enquiries please email energyefficiency@tendringdc.gov.uk or telephone 01255 686617.

Last updated on: 17/02/2021 - 18:24