Launch of the Telford Energy Savers (TES) programme follows the lead set by the neighbouring Birmingham Energy Savers framework with Carillion.
Linked to the government’s Green Deal, it will help households across Telford and Wrekin save money on their energy bills by making their homes more energy and carbon efficient. There are also proposals for a district heating scheme and solar farm.
Carillion Energy Services’ account director Helen Jones said: “More and more families are being hit by the rising cost of fuel bills and the best way people can protect themselves from increased costs is to use less energy. Many people just don’t know what to do, so we’ve worked with Telford & Wrekin Council to make it easy for everyone and to advise on funding and grant entitlement.”
John Jago, managing director of Carillion Domestic Energy Services, added: “UK homes are among the least energy efficient in the world, but through schemes like TES and with our partners we can go some way to making a real difference in our homes and with our communities.”
Telford & Wrekin Council is one of the 40 neighbouring authorities who signed up to the Birmingham Energy Savers framework agreement which enabled them to contract with Carillion.