British Gas appointed to carry out Welsh home efficiency scheme
- Published on Friday, 28 January 2011 12:42
- Posted by Scott Buckler
The Welsh Assembly Government has appointed Centrica-owned utility British Gas to carry out its new home efficiency scheme
The New Fuel Poverty Scheme will take over from the Home Energy Efficiency Service (HEES), which was established to work towards the Assembly’s target of eradicating fuel poverty in all Welsh homes by 2018.
The new scheme, which will be managed by British Gas, will target the most vulnerable households and offer an improved range of advice and support on energy efficiency measures.
“We will be working with the Energy Savings Trust Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government to provide advice and practical measures to those who need it most,” says Betsy Bassis, managing director of British Gas Community Energy.
“We will… build on the achievements delivered under the previous HEES programme, by making Welsh homes more energy efficient, providing lower fuel cost, and ensuring households receive the best possible advice on how to maximise their incomes,” she adds.
The current HEES scheme will not be taking new applications after February 18, and any applications received after that date will be transferred into the new scheme.