ECO2 transition consultation part one

Publication date
12th October 2016
Closing date
23rd November 2016
Policy areas

In its Energy Company Obligation (ECO): Help to Heat consultation, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) proposed to extend the ECO2 scheme by one year while making changes to transition to a fuel poverty focussed scheme from 2018 onwards. 

Ahead of publishing our guidance for the ECO2 transition year (ECO2t) we are issuing two separate consultations. 

This consultation, ECO2t part one, is being published ahead of the government response to the ECO: Help to Heat consultation to give stakeholders early indications on our proposed administrative approach where possible. We are seeking views on our proposed administration of the changes outlined in the BEIS consultation and included in the draft amendments to the ECO2 Order.

These proposals have been formed on the basis of the information available to us at this time. It is important to note that these proposals may change, or even become redundant, once the government response is published and the legislation for the transition year is confirmed.

We have also published draft guidance to be read in conjunction with the ECO2t consultation part one document, to give as much detail on our proposals as possible. This can be found below.

The second consultation, ECO2t part two, will be published after the government response to the ECO: Help to Heat consultation is published.

ECO2t part two will focus on areas that have changed as a result of the consultation responses received by BEIS and where further clarity about the proposed changes will enable us to develop more specific requirements or processes for our administration. 

How to respond

This consultation ECO2t part one will be open for six weeks from 12 October 2016 to 23 November 2016. We welcome your views on our proposals.

Please send your response to or send a written response to:

Amanda Webb, Ofgem E-Serve, 9 Millbank, London, SW1P 3GE 

We have provided a template below to help us collate and analyse responses. Where use of the template is not possible, other formats will still be accepted.