Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
As part of our work in supporting residents to heat their homes more efficiently, we have published a Statement of Intent (opens in a new window) (PDF) [328kb], which outlines how we will determine households eligible for support through the government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme. This is called Flexible Eligibility and allows us to set criteria which go beyond the list of certain benefits which otherwise qualify residents for funding to install energy efficiency measures. If you would like to further information please contact the Climate Change Team using the message link at the bottom of the page.
The current Statement of Intent above replaces a previous and now superseded version - Statement of Intent (superseded) (opens in a new window) (PDF) [822kb].
The HECA requires all local authorities to produce annual reports on domestic energy performance across all residential properties in their area. Reports have to set out actions and opportunities that councils are proposing to improve the energy efficiency of housing in their areas, reduce fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions.
Our HECA reports for 2014, 2015 and 2017 are available to view below.