Local Energy Advice Demonstrator

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Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Programme

The NEY Net Zero Hub is working with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the four other Net Zero Hubs to deliver a Local Energy Advice Demonstrator programme that will fund innovative projects piloting new approaches to providing local in-person energy advice, in their respective areas/ regions.

The programme will provide over £4 million of funding to projects in the North East of England running from Summer 2023 until March 2025.

The aim of the local energy advice pilots is to test various approaches to delivering in-person advice, with a particular focus on harder-to-treat properties and harder-to-reach consumer groups.

  • Hard-to-treat buildings – the UK has the oldest building stock in Europe. In-person visits can better capture the complexities of these building types, which are harder to address through digital and telephone advice.
  • Hard-to-reach consumers – local, in-person advice may extend the service to certain consumer types e.g., the elderly, disengaged, those with limited internet access, minority ethnic groups, etc.

The pilots form part of the multi-channel home energy advice service being developed by Department for Energy Security and Net Zero which also includes a new energy retrofit advice service on GOV.UK to help people better understand how to make energy efficiency improvements to their home, and the energy efficiency phoneline service which can be reached on 0800 098 7950.

Schools and community hubs will also be put to use in projects across the country to help pass on energy advice and support for households. 

Energy efficiency remains the best approach to reducing fuel poverty in the long-term, contributing to warmer homes and reduced energy bills, while helping to cut carbon emissions.   

You can find more details about the seven projects getting underway in the North East and Yorkshire below:

For more information please contact enquiries@NEYnetzerohub.com