What is the Energy Company Obligation Scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is a government initiative aimed at helping low-income and vulnerable households to reduce their heating costs by installing energy-efficiency measures.

The great news is that So Energy is now a participant of the scheme, and we're helping to make home improvements which will reduce heating bills and make homes more energy efficient.  More information on the ECO scheme can be found here.

Do I need to be a So Energy customer to benefit from the scheme?

You do not need to be a So Energy customer to benefit from the ECO scheme, however you must meet the eligibility requirements, this is to ensure the scheme reaches the people who need it the most. 

How can I apply for ECO?

We do not perform ECO eligibility assessments or ECO funding directly to customers. Instead, we deliver our ECO scheme by providing funding to a broad range of 3rd party organisations who manage the delivery of ECO on our behalf. 

To access potential funding for an ECO eligible installation, we would recommend that you visit the Trustmark website and search for Traders in your area. It should be clearly advertised on the installers webpage if they take part in the ECO Scheme. They will check if you are eligible for the scheme and hopefully support you with an ECO funded installation.

The website is as follows: https://www.trustmark.org.uk/homeowners

If you wish to find out more about the eligibility criteria for ECO please visit: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-and-social-schemes/energy-company-obligation-eco/energy-company-obligation-eco-support-improving-your-home