YES Energy Solutions is working with Rent Smart Wales to project manage the installation of 275 first time gas central heating systems in private rented homes across Wales – the largest private rented heating scheme in the country.
Scheme in Detail
Operating across 16 local authority areas, the scheme offers
eligible private renters whole house central heating for the first time.
A-rated gas boilers and radiators in every living space will help the most
vulnerable tenants reduce their energy bills and keep warm all year round.
In 2019 YES Energy Solutions helped Rent Smart Wales and
Cardiff Council to secure over £810,000 of funding through the Warm Homes Fund
– an innovative funding stream established by National Grid and administered by
Affordable Warmth Solutions.
Where possible, Warm Homes Funding will be combined with ECO
funding to help landlords further reduce installation costs.
Landlords will be required to make a contribution towards
Insulation measures will also be installed where applicable.
Households without a gas connection can also receive
connection grants via Wales and West Utilities, providing they are close to the
The 18-month scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency of
rented properties throughout Wales whilst saving tenants money on their energy
The offer will also help landlords meet their MEES (minimum
energy efficiency standards) legal requirements, with particular focus on
improving properties with poor energy performance ratings (i.e. homes in EPC
bands F and G).
The property must:
be privately rented,
have no existing radiators,
be close to the gas network,
have a poor energy performance rating
The tenant must:
Claim one or more of the following state
Pension Guarantee Credit
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Related Employment & Support
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Constant Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Benefit with a household income below the
Number of Children
Member of a couple
The tenant spends more than 10% of their
household income on fuel bills (to be assessed by YES Energy Solutions)
The property is located in one of Wales’ most
deprived areas defined by the Office of National Statistics (bottom 25%)
The tenant meets qualifying criteria set out by
their local council.