Energy and sustainability

Energy Efficient Highland

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We want to improve the quality and condition of properties in the Highlands by providing free and impartial support for domestic buildings.

The Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme (EES:ABS)  programme provides significant Scottish Government grant funding to Highland residents, offering energy efficiency measures which may lower fuel costs and improve living conditions for the household.

The Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility (ECO4 Flex) and Great British Insulation Scheme Flex (GBIS Flex) provides funding for domestic properties towards energy efficiency upgrades for householders in fuel poverty and on low income and vulnerable to cold.

Find out which funding you may be elgibile for:

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Contact us

To register interest, call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282.

You can also register interest by contacting the team.

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Partnership with SSE Renewables

Our work is in partnership with Home Energy Scotland, who offer free and impartial advice to householders who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home.

Highland Council and SSE Renewables have joined forces to help Highland households facing extreme fuel poverty make energy saving adaptations to their homes.

The Cost-of-Living Crisis is having a devastating impact on households across Highland. Highland Council has been delivering the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland – Area Based Scheme for over ten years, which offers households the opportunity to benefit from grant funded innovative, energy efficiency measures, which have the potential to improve people’s living conditions.

The scheme has now received vital grant support from SSE Renewables Highland Sustainable Development Fund (£1 million), which will provide additional funds to reduce or remove entirely householder contributions for those in extreme fuel poverty.