The consultation was published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in June this year, with these main objectives;
– to provide interested parties with visibility of the DECC’s high level vision for supplier obligations to 2022
– to set out specific proposals for a first set of reforms, to be delivered from 2017
– to seek views on both the proposed changes for this first year transition and the high level design for the longer term (2018-22).
The response from INCA, calls on Government to double the target for SWI measures in the 2017 ECO transition period.
Analysis undertaken by AgilityEco on behalf of INCA shows that the cost estimates in the Government Impact Assessment are overstated by more than £200 million and that the ECO support required to deliver SWI is much lower than assumed.
The response also highlights that the low target is likely to be achieved even before the new scheme begins and the resulting hiatus could reduce industry capacity for future years.
INCA will continue to work with DBEIS to ensure that the target for SWI under ECO is based on accurate evidence and a strong focus is given to SWI in order to tackle fuel poverty.