Housing Trust Secures £250,000 plus for Renewable Energy
Published by Jo Gadsby for Wrekin Housing Trust Ltd in Housing
The Wrekin Housing Trust is increasing the number of renewable energy systems at its properties after securing two sources of funding from the Energy Savings Trust.
The first amount of £113,250 secured a couple of months ago from the DECC Renewable Heat Premium Payment (second phase), is currently being used to install 50 solar thermal systems and 5 air source heat pumps after the Trust matched the funds.
The Trust has also learnt in the last couple of weeks that it has been awarded another £152,000 in the third phase of funding, which will be used to install a further 50 air source units before the middle of the year.
Fleur Whittingham, Gas Operations Manager said: “Our priority is to switch people who are on solid fuel, oil or all electric systems to a more affordable means of heating. Feedback from those tenants who have benefitted so far has been very favourable.”
Fleur added: “Our programme of energy improvements is geared to improving our properties, furthering our environmental aims and making savings for tenants and this funding means we can do more of that.”