Energy and sustainability

Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme

The Scottish Government has awarded funding to help us 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 Insulation and Loft Insulation)
  • Heat your property through an Air Source Heat Pump
  • Offer solar PV and battery storage

Funding is available from the Scottish Government for the installation of measures including:

  • Scottish Government Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme (EES:ABS) grant – based on property eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria:

  • Council Tax Band A, B or C (D applicable where EPC rating is D, E, F or G)
  • Own or privately rent your property
  • The property is your main residence and not a second home or B&B

External Wall Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, Air Source Heat Pump and Solar PV and Battery Storage

These measures are eligible for:

  • Scottish Government EES:ABS grant

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

Contact us and further information

For more information and to find out if you're eligible to apply, read our EES:ABS Information Flyer or Eligibility Criteria leaflet

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

You can also register interest by filling in our pre-qualification form.

If you have a question relating to the EES:ABS programme or are looking for general energy advice, please contact