The Warmer Wight scheme delivers Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to residents on the Isle of Wight to keep homes warm enough in the winter. Meaning free or highly subsidised replacement boilers and insulation.
How it delivers the priorities
Priority 1: New Low Carbon & Green Technology
Priority 2: Resource Efficiency in Homes and Businesses
Residents provided with funding to install energy improvements in their home ensures that waste is minimised, whilst making their homes energy efficient with wall insulation and replacement boilers.
Priority 3: Generation of Secure, Renewable & Low Carbon Energy in the Solent
How it delivers the expected outcomes
Promote business growth
Ensure local businesses and colleges benefit from the investment in the sub-region’s housing stock and commercial premises due to apprenticeship schemes and the offering of new jobs. The Warmer Wight ECO scheme will also help people on low incomes through energy efficiency improvements thus increasing spending within the local economy.
Create new/safeguard jobs
New job placements and apprenticeships schemes being created on the Isle of Wight, which provides the opportunity to learn and gain experience, which will improve future job prospect.
Develop an appropriate skills base
Partners in the scheme such as businesses and local colleges are required to provide apprenticeships and new jobs. This will provide present and future workforces with the knowledge, understanding and experience of working within local community, field of energy efficiency and sustainability.
Measureable carbon reductions
Implemented energy saving improvements in residential homes will reduce energy waste and carbon.