Midlands residents needed for free energy upgrades

One of the UK’s biggest suppliers wants to help upgrade and advise homeowners on all things net zero.lighted 2-storey house near trees

E.ON is looking for 1,000 residential mortgage holders in the East and West Midlands for a new research project aimed at driving greater energy efficiency. 

1,000 participants in the region are needed, and applications are open now. Each homeowner will be given tado°  temperature sensors, and voucher incentives. One of more energy-saving solutions will also be given out, including smart thermostats, heat meters, air quality sensors, carbon monoxide alarms, loft insulation and draught proofing. 

Leading research and technology firm Energy Systems Catapult is partnering on the project. The organisation runs Living Lab, a NGO which works towards better understandings of how and why energy is used. To qualify for the Homes for Net Zero project you must: 

*Own your home in the West or East Midlands, and have: 

  • Solid walls but no insulation 
  • WiFi
  • Second-generation SMETS 2 smart meter, installed a minimum of 12 months ago 

More details can be found here

‘The Midlands is at the heart of our business and it’s fantastic that we’ve been selected as the only energy company trusted with this important project. ‘Homes for Net Zero’ is a great opportunity for people across the region to help with research that will drive real change for future generations,’ said Chris Lovatt, Chief Operating Office at E.ON UK Energy Solutions.

‘At E.ON, we’re helping to make homes smarter and more sustainable as we work towards achieving our net zero target,’ he continued. ‘The outcomes of this important research project will help us learn even more about how and where people use energy, which in turn will help us deliver the innovative solutions needed to help transform harder to heat properties into those fit for a new energy world. As a bonus for those taking part, we’ll be developing roadmaps to make homes more comfortable more affordable to run, and ultimately better for the environment too.’

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