Our Role

Publication date
31st March 2015
Information types
Policy areas

We are administering the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) until 31 March 2017 and as such our duties include, but are not limited to:

  • the allocation of a proportion of the overall targets to obligated suppliers

  • the monitoring of supplier progress and determining whether they have achieved their obligations

  • reporting to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

  • audit, compliance and the prevention and detection of fraud.

Further information concerning our duties, as well as detailed guidance for suppliers about their responsibilities as set out by law, can be found in the ECO2 Guidance documents.

The administration guidance outlines:

  • how energy suppliers become obligated under the scheme, and

  • when and what they need to report on.

The delivery guidance outlines:

  • how suppliers can meet their obligations, and

  • information on specific ECO measures.

The Guidance covers the three ECO obligations :

  1. the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)
  2. the Carbon Savings Community Obligation (CSCO), and
  3. the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).

The guidance is not intended to be a definitive guide to the legislative provisions of The Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014 (ECO2 Order). Suppliers are responsible for ensuring that they, and any members of the supply chain acting on their behalf, comply with the applicable requirements of the law.