Next steps on proposed update to the eligibility criteria of the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme due to changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

Publication date
3rd April 2017
Information type
Policy area

On 10 March 2017 we proposed a change to the eligibility criteria for the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme (“FPNES”) as a result of changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

Having considered stakeholder input, we are not implementing the proposed change at this time.

We continue to consider the following principles to be important in relation to the proposed criteria change:

  • that the FPNES should be effectively targeted at households that are fuel poor.
  • that the FPNES criteria should align with the criteria for relevant government schemes.

To ensure the FPNES criteria continue to most effectively meet these principles, we intend to take more time to consider the points raised by respondents, and expect to set out our views on any future changes to the FPNES criteria in due course.