The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) framework has passed another milestone with secondary legislation approval by the House of Lords. So it also set for an October launch?
Except, of course, householders and homeowners, who may be adopting the Green Deal, need to know about this initiative but only a comparatively small number of them do!
Ahead of the opening the Register of Green Deal Participants, it will publish the Green Deal Provider Authorisation Guidance – essential reading for potential Green Deal providers on what they need to do to become established and authorised in that role.
From October authorised and accredited assessors will be able to start operating so consumers will be ready to complete a Green Deal Plan at the end of January 2012, when the relevant parts of the framework regulations are aimed to come into effect.
Green Deal authorised installers will be able to complete work for consumers prior to the end of January if paid for upfront or wholly supported by the Energy Company Obligation. DECC expect sthe number of Green Deal offers available to build from there as more providers enter the market.
Also in October ECO commences, enabling energy companies and others to start delivering energy efficiency and heating measures.
More information: www.decc.gov.uk