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 and 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

Keeping you safe is important and we appreciate your continued patience. Regular communication will be issued to those who are in the process of receiving energy efficiency measures delivered under the scheme.

Please note there may be a delay dealing with your enquiry. If you have a question relating to the EES:ABS programme, please contact EES-ABS@highland.gov.uk.