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Energy efficiency service expanded

04 March 2010

Following the success of the programme in 2009, the States of Jersey’s Energy Efficiency Service is delighted to be able to offer energy efficiency improvements to a larger number of Islanders through the expansion of the scheme’s eligibility criteria.

With ongoing States of Jersey funding and a £500,000 seed donation from the Jersey Electricity Company, the Energy Efficiency Service is able to provide the following to eligible individuals:

  • loft insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • heating controls
  • pipe lagging
  • draught proofing
  • low energy lighting

This will enable them to keep warmer, reduce their energy bills and help the environment.

Who is eligible?

The Energy Efficiency Service is now encouraging applications from people who fall into the following categories:

  • households on Income Support with an occupant aged over 55
  • households on Income Support with an occupant aged under 5
  • households on Income Support with an occupant in receipt of a Personal Care Allowance of Level 1, 2 or 3
  • individuals registered on the 65+ (Westfield) Health Plan

Islanders who believe they may be entitled to assistance are invited to contact the Energy Efficiency Service on 441662.

Success for the scheme in 2009

Minister for Planning and Environment Senator Freddie Cohen said, "We are delighted that following the success of the Energy Efficiency Service in 2009 more households will be helped in 2010. As well as improving property comfort this service is supporting local businesses and assisting Islanders in a difficult economic climate."

Chairman of the Jersey Energy Trust Sir Nigel Broomfield added, "Cold spells, like those we experienced earlier this year, can cause great discomfort for those living in poorly insulated accommodation. We have received very positive feedback from Islanders who have had insulation work completed under the Energy Efficiency Service scheme in 2009 and are already feeling the benefits both in terms of the warmth of their homes and in their energy bills.

"The Energy Efficiency Service is committed to assisting households in improving the heat retention of their homes and we invite Islanders who qualify to apply to the Energy Efficiency Service so that we can make your homes warmer and help the environment."

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