Utility provider SWALEC which is part of SSE is going to help more Welsh homes reduce their energy use with over £6 million of funding becoming available for external wall insulation through the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme in 2014/15.
SWALEC has already funded and installed almost 80,000 energy efficiency measures across Wales in the last five years, helping thousands of households reduce their energy use and save on energy bills. Since 2013, the supplier has funded a range of new boilers, external wall insulation and other measures for almost 6000 homes. As part of the drive to make even more homes energy efficient, the energy company is inviting local councils and housing associations to hear more about how they can get help to deliver energy efficient installations for their tenants and householders.
The Area Development Manager for SWALEC said:
“We are pleased to have been able to help thousands of homes across Wales receive measures that will help cut energy use in households. Most of this has been achieved through forming effective partnerships with councils and housing associations in order to reach those who need the help the most- particularly vulnerable households as well as those in hard to treat homes, such as flats. The positive work doesn’t stop here.”
SWALEC held an event at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff to provide councils’ and housing associations with advice on how to deliver energy efficiency improvements.
SWALEC is the main provider of energy to Wales under the SSE name, although it also provides broadband to those who want it.