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2021/04 - Energy Company Obligation - Revised Statement of Intent, Cabinet Delegated Decisions - Wednesday, 14th July, 2021 5.00 pm

Contact: Pat Trafford. Tel. 01538 395551  Email: pat.trafford@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

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STATEMENT OF THE REASONS FOR THE DECISION:

 

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) creates a legal obligation on energy suppliers to improve the energy efficiency of eligible private sector households. The Government scheme has been revised (ECO3) and now covers the period 2018 – 2022.

 

The Government have established criteria which have to be met by households seeking support through ECO and has extended the power for local authorities via the adoption of a ‘statement of intent’ to set criteria for 25% of the funds available to the area (known as ECO Flex)

 

The council adopted a statement of intent in relation to the current scheme (ECO3), and it is proposed that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council now adopt a revised statement of intent (appendix 1) to take into account the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Schemes currently available across Staffordshire and within Staffordshire Moorlands.

 

The Council has already contracted Beat the Cold to provide affordable warmth advice and services to households in Staffordshire Moorlands and they will continue to assist with the management of the ECO Flex scheme and, in addition, the identification of streets and households that would benefit from affordable warmth measures through the Staffordshire Warm Homes Fund and Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme phases 1a, 1b and 2.

 

ANY ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

 

That the revised statement is not adopted (not recommended as some local households would lose the opportunity for support).

 

DECISION:

 

To adopt the revised statement of intent as appended to the original report.

 

A RECORD OF ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARED:

 

None

 

A NOTE OF ANY DISPENSATION, IF GRANTED:

 

None