Telford Energy Savers goes live today - transforming people’s homes and the local economy
Telford & Wrekin Council has today announced a partnership with support services provider Carillion to create the Telford Energy Savers (TES) programme.
Councillor Charles Smith,
Member for Housing, Development and the Borough Towns, and Helen
Jones Account Director for Carillion Energy Services celebrate the
signing of the Telford Energy Savers agreement.
Linked to the Government's Green Deal, it will help households
across Telford and Wrekin save money on their energy bills by
making their homes more energy and carbon efficient. There are
also proposals for a district heating scheme and solar farm.
The scheme will contribute significantly to the regional economy by
creating jobs and providing work for local businesses.
In addition, an industry-first pre-apprenticeship programme from
Carillion will provide young people in the region with training and
"...through schemes like TES and with our partners we
can go some way to making a real difference in our homes and with
- John Jago, Managing Director, Carillion Domestic Energy Services
Carillion's community engagement team will ensure residents
and neighbourhood groups are involved and supported throughout the
The scheme will fund energy-saving measures such as insulation,
heating and renewable options where possible, through the Green
Deal scheme so that the costs are met over time through savings on
There are also grants available and a Government "early bird" cash
back of up to £1,020 per household.
Charles Smith, Telford & Wrekin Council's
cabinet member for Housing, Development and Borough Towns, said:
"The Telford Energy Savers programme will help our residents in
Telford and Wrekin to stay warm for less. Everyone can
benefit from energy saving improvements - and their energy bills
"For me, the most exciting part of this partnership is the
opportunity to boost the local economy through investing in
energy-saving. Our local suppliers will have more business,
they will recruit more people, and the green economy will support
more jobs of all types."
Carillion Energy Services' Account Director, Helen
Jones, said: "More and more families are being hit by
the rising cost of fuel bills and the best way people can protect
themselves from increased costs is to use less energy.
"Many people just don't know what to do, so we've worked with
Telford & Wrekin Council to make it easy for everyone and to
advise on funding and grant entitlement."
John Jago, Managing Director of Carillion Domestic
Energy Services, added: "We are delighted to have been selected
by Telford & Wrekin to work with them on this transformational
"UK homes are among the least energy efficient in the world,
but through schemes like TES and with our partners we can go some
way to making a real difference in our homes and with our
Key Benefits of the Telford Energy Savers partnership
- It will stimulate growth in the local economy, creating new
jobs directly and indirectly, and giving work experience
opportunities for young people.
- Making people's homes warmer for lower cost will combat fuel
poverty and give people more disposable income.
- Residents can phone for a FREE no-obligation energy assessment
of their property: other companies charge for this
- Carillion will ensure that residents benefit from appropriate
grants and funds; if someone takes out a Green Deal plan they can
currently claim cashback from the government, e.g. £270 towards a
new boiler. Cashback can be worth up to £1,020.
- It's a high-quality one-stop-shop: Telford Energy Savers
conducts the assessments, advises on funding, and schedules the
work to cause least disruption.
Telford Energy Savers will work with local community groups to
inform them about the benefits of the scheme and how they can sign
up to save energy.
Community leaders are invited to a launch event on 19th June which
will help them to explain the programme to others, and they will
also have the opportunity to sign up for a free energy assessment
of their home.
TES builds on the success of the Birmingham Energy Savers programme
which began earlier this year.
Telford & Wrekin Council is one of the 40 neighbouring
authorities who signed up to the Birmingham Energy Savers framework
agreement which enabled them to contract with Carillion
without incurring the time and expense of going through the
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