Energy efficiency and renewable energy in the home

Northants Warm Homes

The Council is a member of the Northants Warm Homes partnership, a group of all local authorities in Northamptonshire which works together to reduce fuel poverty, lower carbon emissions, and to help keep residents warmer in their homes. 

The partnership provides help and advice to all residents of Northamptonshire who want to lower their fuel bills through insulation and other home energy improvements.

The partnership has also recently published a statement of intent outlining the flexible eligibility criteria for funding secured through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Help to Heat programme.

Find out more on the Northants Warm Homes website


 

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Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service

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The Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS) is a new multi-agency service providing advice and information which is free, independent and confidential.

The service is a three year project (from 2018-2021) which has been funded by National Grid's Warm Homes Fund to help tackle fuel poverty across Northamptonshire.

Find out more about this service at the NESS website

Other sources of help and advice

The Energy Saving Trust 

An independent, impartial advice service which works to reduce our energy consumption and accelerate a move to sustainable, low carbon lifestyles. They can offer advice on:



Take their free Home Energy Check to see how you could save money and make your home more comfortable.

Free advice on home energy efficiency measures is also available on the Each Home Counts website.


Smart Meters

Free smart meters for gas and electricity are being rolled out to all homes in Britain in a process which will be completed by 2020.

The meters will be provided and installed by energy suppliers and will replace the old-style meters. Households will be given a portable display unit on which people can monitor their gas and electricity usage and costs in real-time.

The meters will also send energy readings to your energy suppliers, removing the need for estimated bills and making the process of billing far simpler for everyone.

You can refuse to have a smart meter, but they have a lot of advantages over the existing meters. Trained installers will fit the smart meters and will carry identification. Please check their ID before inviting them into your property and phone your supplier if you have any concerns.

Visit the Smart Energy website for more information 

 

Big Switch Daventry District

A collective energy switching scheme which aims to provide a simple process for switching your energy provider in order to save money on your fuel bills.  Find out more on our Big Switch page

 

Yelvertoft Oil Buying Consortium

The Yelvertoft Oil Buying Consortium has been set-up to help people buy oil at lower prices as well as providing alternative oil payment opportunities.  Find out more on the Yelvertoft Oil Buying Consortium website

 

Renewable Heat Incentive

Businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations can get help meeting the cost of installing renewable heat technologies with this Government initiative.  Find out how the Renewable Heat Incentive could help you 


Find Renewable Energy Installers

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) lists local installers meeting their internationally recognised standard. Visit the Microgeneration Certification Scheme website here


Electric Vehicle Chargepoints

Daventry District Council is aiming to increase the number of electric vehicle chargepoints installed in the District. Grants are available to purchase an electric vehicle along with grants to help install home chargepoints. Find out more on our Electric Vehicle Charge points page