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

Last year, the government expanded the ECO scheme with the launch of ECO4 and introduced the Great British Insulation Scheme to help customers install insulation measures.

Eligible customers living in a home with a low EPC rating can apply for 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 (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.

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