Save money on bills and install energy-saving measures through the ECO scheme

This year the ECO scheme is expanding. The government launched ECO4 last year and are now introducing the Great British Insulation Scheme this Spring.

Eligible customers living in a home with a low EPC rating will be offered a package of energy-saving measures and heating improvements.


What schemes can I apply for?


The ECO4 scheme was introduced last year and has helped many homes across the UK.

From loft insulation to installing an air source heat pump, the ECO4 scheme offers low-income households a wide range of free energy-saving measures.

To qualify for the ECO4 scheme, you must:

  • be an EDF customer
  • have an EPC rating of E or below
  • be receiving certain means-tested benefits

Great British Insulation Scheme

ECO+ has been rebranded as the Great British Insulation Scheme. Under the new scheme there will be two groups with different eligibility criteria: the General group and the low-income eligibility group.

To be eligible for scheme you'll need to:

  • be an EDF customer
  • have an EPC rating of D or below
  • receive means-tested benefits or live in a home that falls within Council Tax bands A-D in England, A-E in Scotland and A-E in Wales

If eligible for the Great British Insulation Scheme, you'll receive a single insulation measure (loft or cavity wall insulation).

If you have already applied for ECO4 you can still apply for the Great British Insulation Scheme. 

What is the Energy Company Obligation?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme was set up in April 2013. The scheme aims to help eligible customers make their homes more energy-efficient by installing free energy-saving measures and heating improvements. This helps customers keep their homes warm and energy consumption down.

Eligible EDF customers can install a range of energy efficiency improvements that will help them improve their home's EPC rating.

How will it work?

It's all about improving the EPC rating. Eligible customers will have a survey carried out on their homes. This will identify to the installer which package of measures will need to be installed to improve a customer's EPC rating.

A smart meter can help you save

It's important now, more than ever, to stay in control of your energy. With a smart meter, you'll easily be able to track your energy usage and see where you can save so that you can lower your bills and your carbon footprint.

Smart benefits include:

  • Upgrade your meter at no extra cost
  • You're in control - you can see the cost of your energy
  • Receive more accurate bills
  • Get a better idea of where you use energy in your home with Energy Hub(1) 
  • If you use cards or keys, you can top up online

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