For residents on heat networks, Government support during the energy crisis under the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) has fallen short of the support awarded to customers who receive their heat and hot water through a standard supply e.g. individual gas boiler.
However, the Government acknowledged this and in April 2023 launched the latest support scheme, the Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS). Unlike its predecessor, the new scheme, which runs until 31st March 2024, provides specific support for customers on heat networks. This post will outline what the EBDS is, the support available for residents who live on heat networks and how and when residents can expect to receive this discount.
In an article written for Heating and Ventilating Review, Richard Harrison, CEO of Switch2 Energy, explains why heat networks are key to the UK’s net zero transition.
On 8th September 2022, the UK Government announced additional support measures to help mitigate the soaring cost of energy prices, but what do these additional measures mean for customers on communal heating schemes?