+44 (0)24 7671 8970
More publications     •     Advertise with us     •     Contact us
News Article

Effective Energy Group launch new scheme


The Effective Energy Group has launched an innovative and holistic new scheme that provides energy saving advice, free heating, insulation and white goods and an income maximisation service for low-income and vulnerable households struggling to pay their energy bills.

Help4Homes covers all property types and tenures, and with a quarter of homes in England and Wales now affected by fuel poverty, the scope for the Ofgem approved scheme to provide help where it is most needed is enormous.

Neil Marshall, director of external affairs at Effective Energy Group, said: “Soaring energy prices have been making headlines for months on end; and rising in tandem with these ever-spiralling prices are the number of households that can be defined as being in fuel poverty – a figure that now tops six million.”

Unlike some other Government-led schemes, Help4Homes isn’t focused solely on energy reduction measures, but extends to cover a variety of different areas; key amongst them income maximisation, which can play a significant role in the difference between households remaining in fuel poverty and getting out of it.

Since going live at the end of 2021 with an initial £500k of funding, the response to Help4Homes has been so overwhelmingly positive that Effective Energy is now seeking new partners to invest in the scheme.

“Energy companies, local authorities and housing associations have funds to spend on helping low income and vulnerable households and Help4Homes has the scope to help more homes in more different ways than any other existing scheme,” added Neil.

“And because of our in-house expertise and that of our partners, IncomeMAX and CSupplies, those investing in it can do so in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.”

IncomeMAX oversees the income maximisation element of Help4Homes, while CSupplies provides the white goods.

“Although anyone can invest in Help4Homes, it is the ideal vehicle for energy companies and local authorities,” continued Neil. “Energy companies can invest through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Warm Homes Discount schemes, while local authorities can use various sources of funding, including the Local Authority Delivery Scheme (LADs), Home Upgrade Grant Scheme (HUG) and local budgets. And however they invest, they’ll do so knowing their money will make a huge difference to households that need it the most.”

Hanwha Solutions and Solarwatt enter into patent licensing agreement
Swansea University academics develop world’s first completely roll-to-roll printable perovskite solar cell
From Good to Great: How to Build an Effective EV Charger With Intelligent Device Connectivity
Solargis opens Singapore office targeting APAC’s complex, growing solar market
Top spots again for Fronius
TLT advises on sale of UK’s largest solar and co-located battery developers
Ingeteam and Magnon Green Energy strengthen their long-term relationship with a new biomass plant contract
Decarbonizing EU buildings could create new domestic industries, McKinsey & Company study reveals
Sonnedix And Endesa Sign A 12-Year PPA For 77MW Portfolio In Spain
Fluke launches new all-in-one SMFT-1000 PV Tester for streamlined testing of PV systems up to 1000 V DC
New Residential Solar Inverter Meets Growing UK Demand for Domestic Energy Storage
Jackery launches newest solar generator
Lightsource bp, Schroders Greencoat and H&M Group solar partnership powers up
Lightsource bp, Schroders Greencoat and H&M Group solar partnership powers up
Enviromena’s first solar farm in the UK is switched on
Enphase Expands IQ8 Microinverter Deployments in Netherlands
UK solar innovator Naked Energy continues European expansion
Qcells to invest $2.5B to build complete US solar supply chain
Sonnedix acquires a 300MW solar PV portfolio from Lightsource bp
Octopus Energy acquires Zestec Renewable Energy
ib vogt starts construction on 149 MWp project in Spain
NTR achieves commercial operation at 86MW Norra Vedbo Wind Farm
k-Space Glass Breakage Detection System for Glass and Solar Panels Also Verifies Color
Business Rating Revaluation for England & Wales could have a big impact on solar
Veolia awarded £27 million contract to cut carbon and energy costs for NHS
Hitachi Energy hands over North Sea Link, the first interconnector between Norway and the UK
Anesco to deliver 49.9MW solar farm for EDF
Nestlé and BayWa r.e. sign PPA for solar park in Spain
Construction of 36 MW UK Subsidy-Free Solar Plant
SolarEdge Puts Renewable Energy on the Curriculum for 11 schools
Solartech pioneer Solivus lands £2.4 million investment
Anesco gets the green light for trio of solar farms
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Smart Solar Magazine, the Smart Solar Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: