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NEA - Oxypod™ funding available via 'Technical Innovation Fund'

19 May 2015

NEA -  Oxypod™ funding available via 'Technical Innovation Fund'

Technical Innovation Fund


RTB small logoNEA was successful in securing funding from Ofgem fines imposed on energy companies who failed to deliver their obligations under the CESP programme.

A proportion of these monies are to be used in the evaluation of innovative technologies, and to determine how these technologies can help address fuel poverty. The funding will be used to trial (in the nine English Regions and Wales), a range of innovative solutions at a local community level, to address fuel poverty. There will be two scales of project in each Region:

  • Round 1 - A large measures project to evaluate technologies costing an average of £7,400 per household.
  • Round 2 - A package of lower cost energy saving measures with an average of £1,000 per household.

Both of the rounds will be offered through a two stage application process involving the submission of an expression of interest by 29 May 2015, followed by a full application for projects which were successful in the EOI stage. Full applications (for invited applicants) must be submitted by 7 August. Projects will commence in early October 2015. 

Development and Delivery

NEA seeks to see an end to fuel poverty in the UK. In order to achieve this vision NEA uses its expertise and other resources to deliver a range of practical projects which seek to demonstrate innovative ways of tackling fuel poverty. In doing so NEA works in partnership with the Charity's members and other relevant organisations.

NEA's practical projects and training services are delivered by the Directorate of Development and Delivery.

NEA obtains sponsorship and funding from a range of sources to enable the Charity to meet its objectives to work with public, private and community sector partners to develop projects which seek to establish good practice in bringing affordable warmth solutions to low income and vulnerable households. Projects are evaluated so that lessons learned may be used to inform NEA's policy recommendations to government, consumer bodies, industry regulators, local government and other relevant bodies.

The Directorate of Development and Delivery is also responsible for NEA's training services which seek to improve the capacity of partner organisations to deliver high quality energy advice to householders and to improve energy efficiency delivery skills in the industry.

The Development and Delivery team consists of staff with a range of relevant skills including specialisms in partnership development; community engagement; technical understanding of energy efficiency and heating measures; training and assessment skills; fuel debt advice and understanding of the health impacts of fuel poverty.

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