E-ON fund 5000-House Teeside EWI Scheme

11th June, 2013

A council-backed initiative is to be expanded to offer free external solid wall insulation using energy company obligation funding.

Stockton Council is working with community interest company Community Energy Solutions on the scheme, which has been extended to 2015 after carrying out work on 1,700 homes since 2012.

The initial phase of the Go Warm project was funded by Eggborough Power, but the second phase will be funded by E-ON  through the ECO funding stream.

All 5,000 of the remaining privately-owned solid wall homes in the area will be offered the insulation, and some may also qualify for new boilers and central heating. The extension will mean 500 jobs are sustained.

The households that have benefited so far have cut their fuel bills by up to £750 a year.

David Rose, cabinet member for the environment at the council, said: ‘Even in tough times, councils can take innovative and ambitious steps to help the people we serve.

‘Extending this work across the borough and targeting thousands of privately owned homes shows we are committed to doing things differently to make a real difference.’

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