Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
CESP targeted households across Great Britain, in 4 500 areas of low income, to improve energy efficiency standards and reduce fuel bills. CESP was funded by an obligation on energy suppliers and electricity generators and delivered up to GBP 350 million of efficiency measures. CESP promoted a "whole house" approach i.e. a package of energy efficiency measures best suited to the individual property. The programme was delivered through the development of community-based partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs), community groups and energy companies, via a house-by-house, street-by-street approach. This partnership working allowed CESP to be implemented in a way that was best suited to individual areas and co-ordinated with other local and national initiatives. CESP commenced on 1 September 2009 and ended in 2012, superseded by the Energy Company Obligation.

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