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 

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

External Wall, Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation

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

Highland Council continues to work in partnership with E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited to deliver measures under Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes (EES:ABS). 

For more information and to find out if you are eligible to apply, please read our EES:ABS Information Leaflet or Eligibility Criteria.

To register interest, please contact E.ON's Inverness office on 0800 141 2283 and quote 'EES:ABS 20/21'.

You can also register your interest through our contact form

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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