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Energy Efficiency Improvement Schemes

There may be a number of schemes available that can assist with improvements to make your home more energy efficient. Some of these schemes may even be able to provide the improvements free of charge. Please look at the sections below for further information.

Details of local improvement schemes will be available here as and when they are in operation.

We are currently able to assist with heating and insulation measures. The assistance is subject to meeting scheme qualifying criteria and also subject to a technical survey. Please contact us to discuss eligibility.

Should you require further information about anything in the Energy Efficiency section, please contact a member of the Affordable Warmth Team on 01744 676555, email us, or contact the Save Energy Advice Line on 0800 043 0151.

There are currently two schemes offering cash incentives for installing microgeneration technologies or renewable heat technologies:-

Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs)

This scheme allows people to invest in small-scale low-carbon electricity such as Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels, in return for a guaranteed payment from an electricity supplier of their choice for the electricity they generate and use as well as a guaranteed payment for unused surplus electricity they export back to the grid.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The RHI is the Government’s principal mechanism for ensuring the use of renewable and low carbon heat technologies over the coming decades. The scheme provides a continuous income stream for twenty years to anyone that installs an eligible renewable heating system. Renewable heat is a term used to mean any heat that is generated using a renewable technology or source. For example, equipment that uses the sun, ground, or water as a means to generate heat. Also included are renewable fuels such as sustainably harvested wood and other plants, biogas and the biomass content of eligible waste streams.