Mid Devon District Council and E.ON unite to help Mid Devon’s fuel poor with new £9m CosyDevon scheme

Posted on: 24 July 2014

Families across Mid Devon will get a warmer home this winter and beyond thanks to CosyDevon –  an energy saving scheme launched today by Devon local authorities which will see up to £9 million invested in improving homes across the county.

Delivered with E.ON, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, CosyDevon is offering up to 7,000 free or subsidised insulation and heating measures for Devon’s homes, as well as supporting local jobs.

Hedley Steele, Private Sector Housing Lead Officer at the District Council said: “The CosyDevon ‘bus’ will be at the Mid Devon Show this Saturday, 26 July, next to our own marquee at pitch H87. We are encouraging all those who could qualify for these free energy savings home improvements to make contact with the team either at the Show or on the contact details provided.”

Don Leiper, Director of Energy Efficiency at E.ON, added: “I’m immensely proud that E.ON has been part of CosyDevon since its launch and that we have worked with our colleagues in local authorities across Devon to provide energy saving help to thousands of families in that time.

”This scheme will bring significant benefits in making our homes more energy efficient, helping people to reduce their energy consumption and cut their bills. I hope that many more will get in touch to see what help is on offer.”

Homeowners, private landlords and their tenants who meet the qualifying criteria1 can receive loft and cavity wall insulation for FREE through CosyDevon. Homeowners who do not meet the qualifying criteria and want to top up their existing loft insulation only can do so for £149.

Free replacement boilers are also available to households receiving qualifying benefits whose boiler meets certain criteria2.

To find out more and get a free, no obligation home energy survey call 0800 0511548 or visit cosydevon.com.

  • Energy saving measures available include gas boilers, free cavity wall and loft insulation. All of these could save energy and money. These offers are subject to eligibility, survey and availability.
  • To qualify, boilers must be either broken or over 8 years old and not working properly. The householder must own the property or be privately renting and need to be on qualifying benefits such as Child Tax Credit, with a weekly household income of £305 or less, State Pension Credit or a combination of other benefits. There may be some charges to pay towards any extras such as new pipe work, radiators or additional safety work. We will advise the householder of this during their home visit.

Note to Editors

  • CosyDevon was developed by:
    • Torbay Council
    • Teignbridge District Council
    • Exeter City Council
    • East Devon District Council
    • Mid Devon District Council
    • North Devon Council
    • Torridge District Council
    • West Devon Borough Council
    • South Hams District Council
    • Devon County Council

The scheme is funded by E.ON through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).  Applicants do not have to be E.ON customers in order to be eligible for CosyDevon

  • E.ON is one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies – generating electricity, retailing power and gas, developing gas storage and undertaking gas and oil exploration and production. It is part of the E.ON group, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies. E.ON employs around 11,000 people in the UK and more than 62,000 worldwide;
  • In the UK, E.ON supplies power and gas to around five million domestic, small and medium-sized enterprise and industrial customers. E.ON also offers innovative energy services and technologies tailored to meet its customers’ needs, and is helping customers become energy efficient by encouraging them to insulate their homes, moderate their energy usage and even generate their own power;
  • E.ON has been voted Britain’s best energy supplier for the second year running in the uSwitch.com Customer Satisfaction Awards. The independent report and awards are published annually and are based on a YouGov poll of over 5,000 energy customers;
  • E.ON discusses changes with its customers through its 28,000-strong YourSay panel and its 1,000-strong MySay employee panel, and also through conversations with consumer advocacy groups. Improvements made to date include new tools to help customers use no more energy than they need, simpler products, transparent profits, easier contact, and the confidence to complain.

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