National recognition for Council’s energy project

David Newitt, E.on; Karen Maclean, Highland Council's Energy Advice Officer & Steve Laurie E.on

The Highland Council has received a second place award at the National Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards under the category of Fuel Poverty & Vulnerable Customer Support Campaigner of the Year. 

The Council were nominated by E.On Energy Solutions after coming first in the same category at the regional awards held in March.

The national award ceremony, was held in Birmingham on Friday with Sir Lenny Henry CBE hosting the event. The Award recognises the Council’s work to assist with reducing energy use in Highland homes through the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland – Area Based Scheme (HEEPS-ABS) and the particular drive to identify and assist homes that are in fuel poverty or vulnerable to the cost of energy. 

The Council have achieved substantial improvements to over 1200 properties across the Highlands by upgrading and replacing the insulation of the houses. The scheme works are undertaken by the Council partner E-On.

Chair of The Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Allan Henderson said: “I would like to congratulate the team behind the project for all their hard work and commitment. To do so well in these prestigious national awards when you are competing against other top entries is an achievement everyone should feel proud of. The project is all about working in partnership to bring major energy savings to the people who need it most so I would also like to congratulate our partners E.On Energy and we look forward to continuing to bring benefits to our communities.”

3 Oct 2017