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Energy Company Obligation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 50250, tabled on 25 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the scheme administrator of the levy-funded Energy Company Obligation on monitoring requirements for households to make capital contributions towards the cost of any energy efficiency work from April (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

Answered on

2 November 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the ‘ECO: Help to Heat’ consultation’ [1] on 29 June 2016, which requested views on whether and how the Department should collect additional data on costs of the scheme from April 2017, including contributions from consumers. As part of that exercise, Departmental officials have discussed options with Ofgem E-serve, including the option set out in the consultation of conducting a sample survey. BEIS will include a summary of responses to the consultation when it publishes its formal response.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-company-obligation-eco-help-to-heat