Green Deal on track for October launch

The underpinning framework for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) passed another milestone yesterday, 23 July, says the Department of Energy and Climate Change. 

Secondary legislation was approved by the House of Lords – keeping DECC on track to Framework completion by October.

Following DECC’s consultation response, on 11 June, the government’s intention was confirmed to introduce the Green Deal through supporting a responsible and controlled approach with full national systems testing. This is to ensure the market has the opportunity to build steadily, it adds.

From 8th August the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body will begin registering assessors, providers and installers. Ahead of the opening of the Register of Green Deal Participants, Green Deal Provider Authorisation Guidance will be published – essential reading for potential Green Deal providers on what they need to do to become established and authorised in that role.

From October authorised and accredited assessors will be able to begin operating so consumers will be ready to complete a Green Deal Plan at the end of January, when the relevant parts of the framework regulations come into effect.

Green Deal authorised installers will be able to complete work for consumers prior to the end of January if paid for upfront or wholly supported by the Energy Company Obligation. The number of Green Deal offers available are expected to build from there as more providers enter the market.