July was one of the biggest months ever for the Green Deal and we’ve released our regular monthly statistics to keep you up to date on the latest figures for Green Deal Assessments, Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), Green Deal Cashback scheme and Green Deal Plans.
After such a big month for household energy efficiency, we’ve sifted through the data to provide you with a snapshot of the highlights.
Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF)
For the first time, the monthly Green Deal and ECO statistics include figures from the GDHIF which show the total number and types of measures installed and payments made to customers who have had work through the Fund.
543 energy efficiency measures were installed through GDHIF up to the end of July - a figure that will grow over the coming months as householders with vouchers in England and Wales carry out improvements and receive money back for the work. The statistics also suggest that Solid Wall Insulation is one of the most popular measures representing around two thirds (68%) of the total measures installed to date.
Payments for GDHIF
The administrator began processing payments for work carried out under GDHIF from 11 July with payments beginning to be made a minimum of ten working days later. Already £2.3 million has been reimbursed to households and there is still up to £115 million worth of work for the industry to carry out over the coming months.
Applications and Vouchers issued for GDHIF
We are working hard behind the scenes to understand voucher redemption and, as the administrator continues to validate claims and process applications, active applications, vouchers issued and the total budget allocated may shift. Checks that are made at every step of the process account for differences in these three figures from those previously reported on Friday 25 July. It’s encouraging that at the end of July, eight weeks after the scheme launched, two thirds of applications had been issued vouchers.
Green Deal Assessments
Assessments continue to be a popular element of the Green Deal. The total number surged past the 300,000 milestone by the end of July which was also the biggest month ever for assessments to date with 37, 194 homes receiving an assessment last month - around 8,000 more than the previous highest month. GDARs give people a tailored picture of the energy efficiency of their home and an analysis of their behaviour in it.
Green Deal Finance
Green Deal plans have also been on an upward trajectory from 3,234 at the end of June (including new, pending and live plans) to 3,898 at the end of July. 1 815 GD Plans are now ‘live’ which means measures have been installed and the household has been billed, compared to 1,587 at the end of June.
Green Deal Cashback
Green Deal Cashback closed to voucher redemption in June. 14,571 measures have now been installed and £9.8 million now paid out to households who have had energy efficiency work done through this scheme.