ECO newsletter archive

Publication date
26th May 2021
Information types
Policy areas

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) newsletter communicates key policy news and updates from the past month. This page contains a web-link archive to access ECO newsletters from the past 12 months to help suppliers and the supply-chain deliver measures successfully.  You will find below a summary of each month’s news and policy clarifications, and a web-link to access each issue.

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May 2021

In latest news and updates:

  • Reminder on the Technical Monitoring transition to TrustMark
  • Reinforced 2019 PAS 2030/35 dates for ECO3
  • Update on ECO Reporting Working Group (ERWG) document revisions
  • Update on the Alternative Methodology application for TTZC and associated guidance note
  • Updated ECO Measures Table v3.8 and Deemed Scores Matrix v1.7

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarification on ERH / FTCH ‘immediately prior’ interpretation

You can read the above news in our Issue 70 online newsletter

April 2021

In latest news and updates:

  • Updates on the Technical Monitoring transition to TrustMark
  • Important updates on signature guidance
  • Updates on Technical Monitoring Question Set and IMs
  • Important updates on image editing
  • Updates on Child benefit documentation changes
  • Updates on Alternative Methodologies following an approved application for fuel cell mCHP
  • Updates on both the ECO3 Measures Table and the ECO3 Deemed Scores Matrix

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on the ECO3 Guidance: Delivery v1.6
  • Clarifications on selecting pre-main heat source when part of the property is unheated.

You can read the above news in our Issue 69 online newsletter.

March 2021

In latest news and updates:

  • Phase 3 of ECO3 will end on 31 March with Phase 4 beginning 1 April
  • Updates on the IWI / DOCC
  • Release of version 3.2 of the File Naming Conventions document

You can read the above news in our Issue 68 online newsletter

February 2021

In latest news and updates:

  • Updated ECO3 Guidance: Delivery (v1.6)
  • Updates for industry on the IWI interim approach flowchart for the installation of measures
  • Update on technical and score monitoring for innovation measures

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on selecting the pre-main heat source for a property

You can read the above news in our Issue 67 online newsletter

January 2021

In latest news and updates:

  • Updates regarding important ECO3 Monitoring document updates 
  • Updates on guidance regarding ECO3 amid COVID-19

You can read the above news in our Issue 66 online newsletter

December 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • The Government has published their Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future
  • Update to the latest Government guidance amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on solar PV measures

You can read the above news in our Issue 65 online newsletter

November 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • Important measures update regarding Percentage of Measure Installed for IWI / RIRI
  • Updates on our approach to notifying First Time Central Heating (FTCH) where two pre-main heat sources are present

You can read the above news in our Issue 64 online newsletter.

October 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • Updated publication of FTCH Drill Patterns Guidance 
  • Updated publication of  ECO3 FTCH checklist

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on the FTCH pre-conditions

You can read the above news in our Issue 63 online newsletter.

September 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • Published updates to ECO3 Guidance: Delivery (v1.5), alongside several other documents 
  • The ECO register has been deployed

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on the POPT requirement for internal wall insulation (IWI) and room-in-roof insulation (RIRI) measures

You can read the above news in our Issue 62 online newsletter.

August 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • Updated republishing of our ECO3 Approved Innovation measures document to include 3 new measures.  
  • TrustMark provided an update on PAS 2019 installations 

You can read the above news in our Issue 61 online newsletter.

July 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • Publication of new guidance document for completed demonstration actions
  • Updates on the recent TAP applications
  • BEIS have published the UFI guidance intended to help improve standards across industry.

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on the extraction of cavity wall insulation.

You can read the above news in our Issue 60 online newsletter.

June 2020

In latest news and updates:

  • Updates on innovation applications

In policy clarifications:

  • Clarifications on the requirement to provide and EPC RRN with FTCH measures 
  • Clarifications on notifying Guarantees

You can read the above news in our Issue 59 online newsletter.