Boiler scrappage scheme

ENERGY supplier npower has joined Scotland’s boiler scrappage scheme becoming the first provider to match the £400 government grant with a further £400 grant towards the cost of a new A-rated energy efficient boiler.

The scrappage scheme means consumers could be eligible to receive as much as £800 when replacing a boiler that is performing at less than 70 per cent efficiency. The npower grant will operate on a first come first served basis.

According to the Energy Savings Trust, there are currently around 250,000 homes with boilers performing at less than 70 per cent efficiency in Scotland.

It is hoped that the Scottish boiler scrappage scheme will follow the success of its English counterpart. Launched in 2010, npower was the first supplier to join the scheme in England, which replaced more than 130,000 boilers and is estimated to have reduced CO2 emissions by 240,000 tonnes as well as cutting the average homeowner’s heating bill by £290 a year.

Joan Coe, npower marketing manager, said: “We’re delighted to be able to be a part of the Scottish boiler scrappage scheme, which will benefit thousands of households across the country, helping to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating bills.

“We felt that it was vital to match the £400 grant as we did during the England scheme and would like to encourage more suppliers to do the same.

“The grant will only be available for a limited time, so our advice is to get in touch now to avoid disappointment.”

In Scotland, npower is also working with the Government to deliver the Community Energy Savings Programme to target households across Scotland, improving energy-efficiency standards and permanently reducing fuel bills. The scheme works through community-based partnerships, suppliers and generators.

For more information about the npower boiler scrappage grant call 0800 980 588