Power supplier SSE has pledged to help Scottish householders cut their energy bills with the launch of a £5.4 million initiative.
It is working with eight local authorities across Scotland to roll out the energy efficiency programme, which includes free boilers and insulation for homeowners and tenants living in privately rented accommodation.
SSE said it also aims to help tackle fuel poverty in rural areas where many eligible homes were unable to receive free efficiency measures through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme alone due to high costs.
David Smith, SSE’s Area Development Manager said: “This scheme is one of the many projects we are committed to under the Energy Company Obligation. It’s important that we tackle the problem of fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency of homes is a key way of achieving that.”
The funding will include £1.4 million from the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (HEEPS).
SSE also confirmed an average price cut of 3.5% for gas and electricity.