Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) report

Home Energy Conservation Act report

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) recognises local authorities ability to use their position to improve the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation (such as owner-occupied, privately rented and social housing) in their areas.

It sets out the energy conservation measures that the authority considers practicable, cost-effective which is likely to result in significant energy efficiency improvement.

Under the Act, Telford & Wrekin Council was asked to publish a report outlining plans to promote improve energy efficiency across the borough.

The data submitted through these reports helps to inform policy thinking on energy efficiency and builds an ongoing picture of local and national energy efficiency policy delivery.

Headlines from our HECA Report 2021:

Over the last 6 months we have:

  • written an Affordable Warmth Strategy and pction plan
  • Been awarded over half a million pounds in local authority delivery funding
  • allocated £50,000 to support existing grants and services
  • developed a communications plan
  • employed an Affordable Warmth Project Officer to work and deliver aims of the action plan
  • published our ECOFlex Statement of Intent.

Over the next two years, we will deliver against the aims and objectives of the Strategy including:

  • insulating 50 - 60 private sector homes by December 2021
  • supporting our partners Marches Energy to deliver help and advice via the Telford and Wrekin Energy Advice Centre
  • social housing providers will invest over £3m in energy efficiency improvements to their stock annually
  • applying for funding to support private section landlordss to meet minimum energy efficiency requirements
  • training staff partners to refer into grant schemes.

Graphic showing the Home Energy Conservation Act stats.

Last updated: 07/01/2022 15:59