Domestic and non-domestic energy efficiency


Greater Manchester: Report on Decarbonising Our Existing Buildings

Reducing the amount of energy used in Greater Manchester’s existing buildings will be key to achieving our aim of being a carbon-neutral city-region by 2038.

This report builds on the priorities and actions on buildings in the Five-Year Environment Plan. It sets out where Greater Manchester is now and where it needs to get to in terms of the energy demand of its existing domestic, commercial and public buildings. Based on that, it provides a set of recommendations for taking action that are being taken forward by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and its partners.

Greater Manchester: Report on Decarbonising Our Existing Buildings (PDF)

Greater Manchester Spatial Energy Plan: Evidence Base Study

The Spatial Energy Plan for Greater Manchester was commissioned as part of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) Smart Systems and Heat Programme, and undertaken through collaboration between the GMCA and the Energy Systems Catapult. It underpins the report on decarbonising our existing buildings.

The study brings together the significant data and existing evidence relating to the local energy system. This will provide a platform for future energy planning in the region and the development of suitable policies within the emerging spatial planning framework for Greater Manchester.

Download the GMCA Spatial Energy Plan Executive Summary (PDF)

Domestic Buildings – support for residents

Support is available across Greater Manchester to help people keep warm and reduce their energy bills without costing them any money. To see if you are eligible, contact the service in your area. They will also be able to advise of other support available across Greater Manchester, including funding for insulation or heating system improvements.

Area

Local scheme

Phone

Bolton

Bolton Care and Repair – Healthy Homes (opens in a new tab)

01204 328 178

Oldham

Warm Homes Oldham (opens in a new tab)

0800 019 1084

Wigan

Wigan AWARM Service (opens in a new tab)

01942 404 261

Elsewhere in Greater Manchester

The Local Energy Advice Partnership (opens in a new tab) 

0800 060 7567

Energy Company Obligation, Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funds are provided by energy suppliers to assist fuel-poor, low-income and vulnerable residents.

In February 2019, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published updated guidance for Local Authorities on engaging with energy suppliers to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements. This maintains the ECO-flexibility eligibility mechanism, through which Local Authorities can set eligibility criteria in a Statement of Intent (SOI) to determine which fuel-poor, low income and vulnerable residents are eligible for ECO-flexible eligibility funds.

In Greater Manchester, it has been agreed that there will be one Statement of Intent covering all 10 districts and declarations of eligibility will only be issued for Greater Manchester-wide or Local Authority-led schemes via the affordable warmth service operating in each district.

Energy Company Obligation, Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent version 4 (PDF) (for declarations issues from April 2022 onwards)

Energy Company Obligation, Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent version 3 (PDF) (for declarations issued from 1 June 2019 onwards)

Energy Company Obligation, Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent version 2 (PDF) (for declarations issued on or before 31 May 2019 only)