Energy efficiency

Nest warm homes scheme 

The Welsh Government's Nest warm homes scheme aims to help reduce the number of households across Wales in fuel poverty and make Welsh homes warmer and more fuel-efficient places to live. 

For more information telephone 0808 808 2244 or visit the Nest web site

ARBED programme

ARBED supports the Welsh Government’s commitments to reducing climate change, help eradicate fuel poverty and boost economic development and regeneration in Wales.

The programme was established in 2009 and Newport has been successful in being awarded two phases of the scheme.

Phase One saw Newport City Council secure up to £1.28m to improve energy performance of hard to insulate homes in some of the most deprived areas in Newport.

Phase Two has seen a further 180 homes in the city receive insulation, boiler replacements and energy advice. 

Boiler repair and replacement

A free boiler repair or replacement programme, available to home owners and privately renting tenants.

Broken-down but efficient boilers can be repaired or replaced if the boiler is less than 86% efficient.

Eligibility

Households must be in the new ECO's Affordable Warmth Group (low income, vulnerable households) and claim a means tested benefit.

Apply to the South East Wales Energy Advice Agency on (01633) 223111.

The Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The Green Deal, launched in January 2013, applies to the domestic and non-domestic sectors, and lets people pay for energy efficiency improvements through savings on their energy bills.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) for the big six energy suppliers aims to provide heating and hot water saving measures, insulation, glazing and micro-generation technologies (except PV) to low-income and vulnerable households.

Further information

View the Energy Awareness leaflet 

South East Wales Energy Advice Centre

National Energy Action

Wales Energy Saving Trust