At the end of January, E.ON sponsored the elemental webinar ‘Maximising ECO Funding for Energy Efficiency’. One of E.ON’s ECO business development managers, Sofia Riaz, featured on a panel, hosted by Jim McClelland, alongside Douglas McCabe, a Project Manager of North Lanarkshire Council, and Chris Fiedler, a Policy Manager of the ADE. The short webinar had discussions about how local authorities can really make the most of all possible ECO funding, whilst also delving into the practicalities of processes in place for delivering ECO4.
It was an incredibly valuable event for many reasons, mainly the exposure it gave E.ON to feature on a panel discussing such relevant topics. The ideal target audience was brought in, giving a platform to deliver information and support.
There was also a focus on Scotland, an area E.ON is keen to do more work within. The panel session encouraged a dialogue to be opened between E.ON and North Lanarkshire Council, which it’s hoped could mean more doors open with other Local Authorities in Scotland. Through featuring on the panel, Sofia has received valuable leads and is looking to turn these into strategic partnerships throughout ECO4.
North Lanarkshire council is leading ECO4 delivery in Scotland, being the first to submit ECO4 Flex Measures. Through doing so, it has found that the processes and requirements in place for compliant delivery are not fit for purpose. As a result of this, open dialogue with E.ON and other suppliers is ongoing to re-shape the Flex Declaration so that it can work in practice.
These conversations have encouraged E.ON to consider how it can shape its processes and put controls in place to ensure proper processes will be followed throughout ECO4.
The main driver for being a part of such a webinar was to open dialogues with new contacts and present to people how Obligation at E.ON can support those wanting to access ECO4 funding – tying in nicely with its purpose at InstallerSHOW.
Watch the webinar replay: Maximising ECO Funding for Energy Efficiency.