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Domestic and non domestic energy efficiency

Greater Manchester Spatial Energy Plan: Evidence Base Study

The spatial energy plan for Greater Manchester project was commissioned as part of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) Smart Systems and Heat Programme, and undertaken through collaboration between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Energy Systems Catapult.

The study has consolidated the significant data and existing evidence relating to the local energy system to provide a platform for future energy planning in the region and the development of suitable policies within the emerging spatial planning framework for Greater Manchester.

Domestic Buildings

Greater Manchester Green Deal and ECO Framework: An OJUE procured framework valid till 2019. The three procured partners on the framework are Willmott Dixon, Wates and Keepmoat. 

Since 2011/2012 GM partners have installed over 27,000 retrofit measures in private sector homes, saving an estimated total of 15,000 tonnes/year  and 50,000 tonnes/year of C02 were saved from 100,000 installed measures via social housing partners’ activity since 2010.

Energy Company Obligation, Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funds are provided by utility companies to assist fuel poor residents. In January 2017, BEIS published their response to the ECO consultation; “Energy Company Obligation: Help to Heat April 2017 to September 2018” it introduces a new element to ECO funding. The new element is ‘Flexibility Eligibility Benefit’, through which, local authorities can set an eligibility criteria, Statement of Intent (SOI), to determine which fuel poor residents are eligible for ECO funds.

ECO funds are subject to availability and suitability, for more information about these funds and the Statement of Intent please see the below link.

Home Energy Conservation Act: Greater Manchester 2017/18 – 18/19

It is a statutory obligation for local authorities to produce and publish their Home Energy Conservation Act report. The report details progress made in the last two years in domestic energy efficiency and aims for the next two years.

Non Domestic Buildings

Business cases developed for 379 Local Authority buildings including schools, across 5 areas, totalling £19 million investment opportunity. 

Memorandum of Understanding with Salix Finance (insert hyperlink: to provide minimum of £10 million 0% finance over 3 years for GM Low Carbon demonstrators. 

Two demonstrators include a £3 million investment in the 1st wave of schools retrofit programmes and a circa £1 million RE:FIT corporate buildings programme, expected to save in excess of 10k tC02e