Energy Companies Obligation

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

Bristol's ECO Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent.

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We've now published our ECO Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent (pdf, 518KB) (opens new window) .

This is part of a citywide approach to support vulnerable, low income and fuel poor citizens. 

The ECO Flex Statement of Intent reaffirms Bristol City Council’s commitment to:

  • reduce the number of households in fuel poverty in Bristol
  • improve the energy efficiency of residential properties in the most cost effective way
  • maximise efficiency savings

The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) requires energy companies to assist in the installation of energy efficiency measures in Great Britain to low income and vulnerable households or those living in hard-to-treat (HTT) properties. 

Under the ECO scheme, energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation on funding domestic energy efficiency measures for eligible households. 

The ‘ECO Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent’ (commonly known as the ‘ECO Flex Statement of Intent’) has the assessment criteria that identifies if a household is eligible to receive a Local Authority Declaration to support their application for ECO funding. 

To award a local authority declaration we need to check that a household is eligible.

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