ECO guidance and associated documents

Here you can access guidance and publications on the ECO scheme.

What our guidance does

It outlines:

  • how we determine which suppliers are obligated
  • how obligated suppliers can meet their obligations
  • when and what suppliers need to report on, and
  • information on ECO measures.

The documents below apply to all measures installed on or after 1 October.

At the time of publication, the draft ECO3 Order is still subject to parliamentary process. To assist early delivery, stakeholders may use these documents from 1 October 2018 onwards.

What it doesn’t do

It’s not intended as a definitive guide to the draft ECO3 Order. As noted above, the ECO3 Order is still in draft form, and as such, any delivery is at stakeholders’ own risk.

Previous ECO schemes

Any measures installed between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2018, should comply with our ECO2t guidance and associated documents.

Any measures installed between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2017, should comply with our ECO2 guidance and associated documents.

Any measures installed before 1 April 2015, should comply with our previous guidance, which is available in the overview of previous schemes section of our website.

If you’re unable to find the document you are looking for, contact the ECO team who will be happy to help.

ECO3 Key Scheme Resources (From 1 October 2018)

Guidance

Date Published

Energy Company Obligation 2018-22 (ECO3) Guidance: Supplier Administration (draft for comment)

31 October 2018

Energy Company Obligation 2018-22 (ECO3) Guidance: Delivery (draft for comment) 15 November 2018

Publication

Date Published

ECO3 Pre-existing Loft Insulation Declaration

27 September 2018

ECO3 Social housing E, F and G declaration & landlord permission

28 September 2018

ECO3 Private housing FTCH declaration & private rented sector landlord permission

28 September 2018

ECO3 Boiler Assessment Checklist

02 October 2018

ECO3 Electric Storage Heater Checklist

02 October 2018

ECO3 Child Benefit self-declaration

16 October 2018

ECO3 Data Dictionary draft

19 October 2018

ECO3 Appropriate Guarantees

14 November 2018
ECO3 Measures Table 15 November 2018

Publications and updates

  • Published: 28th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Social housing E, F and G declaration for the Energy Company Obligtaion (ECO) scheme.

  • Published: 22nd Mar 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
Read our response to our recent ECO2t consultation on flexible eligibility, and rural minimum requirement.

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document aims to assist suppliers and the supply chain in evidencing help to heat group eligibility. It supports the existing ECO2t Guidance: Delivery.

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
FAQs about the E-Serve administered ECO scheme, including whether you’re eligible for a free boiler or insulation, and how to resolve complaints.

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This open letter provides clarity on the standards required for the installation of room-in-roof insulation (RIRI) under ECO2t. 

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This ECO2t ESH Assessment Checklist is designed to assess whether an ESH should be repaired or replaced as a qualifying ESH. The checklist applies to measures installed on or after 1 April 2017.

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This ECO2t Boiler Assessment Checklist is designed to assist operatives in assessing whether a boiler should be repaired or replaced as a qualifying boiler.

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
ECO2t Templates to evidence private domestic premises householders under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).

  • Published: 16th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document describes how addresses should be formatted when measures are notified for ECO2t.

  • Published: 28th Feb 2017
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
Information on notifying a supplier of a decision to refuse or revoke approval of a measure under the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

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