- Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, the Rt. Hon Claire Perry MP, and Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton visit Kensa.
- Visit coincides with the publication of the Government responses to boost the uptake of energy efficiency measures with the revised Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
Since the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO) was launched in January 2013, 2.3 million energy efficiency measures have been installed in approximately 1.8m homes, helping to reduce people’s energy bills and make homes more energy efficient. The announced changes to the ECO scheme single out ground source heat pumps as providers of long-term benefits with low running costs, and the only technology that is able to receive both funding through ECO and the RHI.
Simon Lomax, Managing Director of the Kensa Group comments:
We are delighted that co-funding between the RHI and ECO will continue to be available for ground source heat pump installations. By singling out our technology, Government is recognizing our long-held view that ground loops represent vital national infrastructure and are worthy of exceptional support. We also are pleased to note that Government appreciates our shared ground loop system architecture allows the provision of lower cost district heating installations whilst providing connected households to select their own preferred electricity supplier. Ground source heat pumps provide the lowest cost, lowest carbon heat and should emerge as the default choice for off-gas properties.