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With the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), you could be eligible for support from an energy supplier.

This scheme was launched in early 2013 and is in currently available in two parts:

Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)

  • Under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), energy companies provide insulation and heating improvements to qualifying low-income and vulnerable households in private rented or owner occupied properties (social housing tenants are not eligible for HHCRO).
  • There are eligibility criteria for this scheme, based on income, receipt of benefits and tax credits. Call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to check whether you are eligible.

Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)

  • Through the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO), energy companies provide funding for wall and roof insulation measures and connection to district heating as primary measures and other secondary energy efficiency measures where a primary measure is installed. 
  • The CERO is available to all households in any housing tenure that can receive qualifying measures. 


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