Pixie Chart of the week | ECO LA Flex shows mixed uptake from suppliers

Recent data from Ofgem, published in October 2018, shows mixed levels of uptake from ECO (Energy Company Obligation) obligated energy suppliers. It highlights a 50:50 split between those suppliers who have met approximately 100% of their LA Flex (Local Authority Flexible Eligibility) allowance and those who have not.

LA Flex was introduced as a delivery mechanism to assist energy suppliers in identifying households that qualify for energy efficiency measures. This recognises that LAs can play a significant role in identifying households on a low income and who are in fuel poverty. Under ECO2t, companies can meet 7% of their total obligation via LA Flex. This will increase to 25% under ECO3.

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