Green Deal secondary legislation was passed by the House of Lords today and the Framework is firmly on track for October 2012.
DECC’s consultation response in June reaffirmed its position to introduce the Green Deal through a managed approach ensuring that full national systems are robust enough for the market to grow gradually.
The 8th August will see the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body starting to register advisors, providers and installers on the Register of Green Deal Participants. Before then, DECC will publish the Green Deal Provider Authorisation Guidance to inform potential providers on what they need to do to apply for that role.
These latest developments mean that from October, authorised and accredited assessors will be able to operate so customers will be ready sign their Green Deal Plans at the end of January, when the relevant parts of the financial framework come into effect.
It is important to note that Green Deal authorised installers will be able to complete work for customers before the end of January if the work is paid upfront or where it is wholly financed by the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). It is anticipated that more Green Deal offers will become available as additional providers enter the market.
The ECO will start from October 2012 which will enable energy companies and others to start meeting their targets by delivering a range of energy efficiency and heating measures.
Phyllis Boardman BSc (Hons) CIHCM is a leader in Green Deal and ECO and is an Ambassador for SMEs to gain a market share of the opportunities ahead.
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