Energy Company Obligation 4
About the sheme
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
The scheme began in April 2013, and over time it has been amended. The latest policy, ECO4, commenced is now live and you are encouraged to engage with any obligated energy supplier on this list to find out how they may be able to help you benefit from the ECO scheme, even if they are not your energy provider.
Am I eligible?
Who is eligible?
You could be eligible for ECO if you receive at least one of the following benefits:
- Child Benefit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
- Universal Credit
- Housing benefit
- Pension credit saving credit
Local authorities are also able to refer residents in their areas to obligated energy suppliers so that they can be offered support under the ECO Flex - this is under development in Essex currently, with more details to follow on how to access this in the coming months.
Energy suppliers can also refer households under ECO4 Flex where they are either struggling with persistent fuel debt and are supported by suppliers or are using pre-payment meters and have regularly been unable to stay connected to their fuel supplies due to financial hardship.
It is important to note that eligibility for ECO doesn’t necessarily mean that an energy supplier or installer will decide to install energy efficiency measures in your home.
How to Apply
You can apply by via the methods below or you can submit an application online using our form.
Engage with any obligated energy supplier on this list to find out how they may be able to help you benefit from the ECO scheme, even if they are not your energy provider.