Key facts

  • Location

    Peterborough

  • Partner

    PECT

  • Timeline

    July-December 2015

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Energy Matters

Energy Matters 2015 is a community-based fuel poverty project providing information and advice on energy efficiency to households in some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Peterborough. The project will focus on promoting energy efficient behaviour and reducing energy bills of households experiencing high levels of fuel poverty.

A Project Officer trained in Energy Awareness is visiting households in the central ward of Peterborough, providing information and advice to encourage them to develop energy-saving behaviour and make energy efficient home improvements when needed. The project also does home visits where they aim to address a full scale of issues that the fuel poor households are facing.
Each household visited during the project receive between 1-2 hours of free, personalised energy advice on a range of topics including:

  • Energy saving measures such as insulation;
  • Changing energy tariff or supplier;
  • How to set heating controls to maximise warmth and efficiency;
  • Help to access financial support through Green Deal or other sources.

Referrals to relevant schemes such as the city council’s Repair Boiler and Central Heating Servicing Scheme or Heataborough, a DECC funded providing substantial funding towards exterior wall insulation.

You can read the first project report here.
You can read the final project report here.

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