More than 1,000 people have now signed up to install Green Deal measures, according to the latest figures released by the department for Energy & Climate Change this week.
Statistics up to the end of October on the Green Deal (GD) and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) up to the end of September indicate that more than 200 homes have now had energy efficiency improvements completed under the financing scheme, a further 360 households have accepted quotes for Green Deal work and 594 have signed up to Green Deal plans and have work pending.
"Over 100,000 Green Deal assessments have now taken place, and over 80% of the households assessed said they intend to install at least one energy saving measure," said Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.
"With more than 270,000 properties made more energy efficient this year thanks to ECO and the Green Deal, it's clear that Britain's homeowners are serious about making their homes warmer and taking control of their energy bills.”
Overview of monthly statistics
Measures installed – 311,250 measures were installed in around 273,000 properties through ECO, Cashback and Green Deal to the end of September, up from 251,655 measures to the end of August. The large majority of installed measures (98%) were delivered through ECO.
GD Assessments – 101,851 were lodged up to the end of October, up from 85,177 at end of September. The 16,674 GD Assessments in October was 19 per cent higher than the number in September (13,967), which in turn was seven per cent higher than the number in August.
Green Deal Plans – 1,173 households had Green Deal Plans in progress at the end of October, compared to 954 at the end of September. Of these, 360 were ‘new’ quotes for GD Plans (quote accepted), 594 had moved to ‘pending’ (plan signed) and 219 were ‘live’ (all measures installed), 19 per cent of all Plans. The large majority of Plans have started from June onwards.
Cashback vouchers – by the end of October, 9,522 had been issued and, of these, 7,453 vouchers had been paid (following installation of measures) with a value of just over £2 million. The majority of vouchers paid to date were in June and virtually all have been for boiler replacements.
ECO measures – provisional figures, which are routinely subject to further checks by Ofgem, show there were 303,795 measures installed under ECO up to the end of September. 58,497 were installed in September, 50,212 in August and 44,927 in July. 33 per cent of all ECO measures installed to date were for cavity wall insulation, 32 per cent were for loft insulation, and 27 per cent were for boiler upgrades. All solid wall insulation types accounted for four per cent.
ECO brokerage – £288 million worth of contracts had been let through ECO brokerage up to end of October compared to £235 million at the end of September.
GD supply chain – 112 Green Deal Providers had been authorised up to the end of October. 302 GD Assessor Organisations and the 2,687 GD Advisors they employ had been accredited up to the end of October.