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Alternative energy support schemes

On 19 December the Government announced further schemes, to provide certain households with further help towards their energy costs. These schemes will be introduced in the new year.

This further help will be targeted at a fairly small number of households in our area.

  • The Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) scheme will be targeted at households that missed out on the £400 Energy bills discount scheme due to not having a direct contractual relationship with their electricity supplier. Customers who are eligible for support under the main Energy Bills Discount Scheme will not be eligible for EBSS AF.
  • The Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) scheme will be directed to those households that heat their homes using alternative energy sources, such as oil, coal, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) or biomass rather than gas or electricity.

Applications for these schemes will be made to the Government and not to the Council.

Somerset West and Taunton Council is waiting for further information from the Government about exactly how these schemes will operate and what our role will be in relation to administration. Therefore we are not in a position to answer any questions about either of these schemes at the moment.

As soon as we have more information we will update this page of our website.