Energy and sustainability

Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme

The Scottish Government has awarded funding to Highland Council to deliver energy efficiency programmes in the Highlands as part of the Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme (EES:ABS).

The area based programmes aim to:

  • Target fuel-poor areas
  • Offer insulation measures (External Wall Insulation, Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation)
  • Offer first time central heating 
  • Offer solar PV and battery storage

Funding is available from the Scottish Government, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Warm Homes Fund to partially or fully fund the installation of measures. 

  • Scottish Government Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme (EES:ABS) grant – is based on property eligibility criteria
  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Funding – is based upon the occupants meeting eligibility criteria
  • Warm Homes Fund – based on meeting the funding requirements for both EES:ABS grant and ECO funding

It is possible to receive funding from one of the above noted sources or all 3.

External Wall, Cavity Wall, Loft Insulation, Solar PV & Battery Storage

These measures are eligible for: 

  • Scottish Government EES:ABS grant
  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding

An owner's contribution may be required to cover the remainder of the cost for installation. 

First Time Central Heating

This measure is eligible for:

  • Scottish Government EES:ABS grant
  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding
  • Warm Homes Fund

COVID-19

EES:ABS will begin contacting householders within the Highlands area to restart work. Please refer to COVID-19 Guidance for further information. 

If there are any questions regarding the restart of the EES:ABS programme, please contact EES-ABS@highland.gov.uk.

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