Sustainability and energy

The council agreed its Energy Strategy in February 2016.

This provides a strategic framework to deliver energy projects across Havant Borough until 2020 and sets out the direction of travel to improve energy security, reduce fuel poverty and maximise economic benefits. The Strategy has three principles:

  1. Improve energy efficiency
  2. Increase local energy generation
  3. Demonstrate Council Leadership

Cosy Havant

Cosy Havant is a scheme providing residents of Havant Borough substantial financial support towards selected energy saving home improvements.

Unfortunately there is no funding available at current. If you would like to join a list to access any future funding, please leave contact details via the following online form.

Statement of Intent

This Statement of Intent has been developed to enable the council access Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility (flexi).

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an obligation on energy suppliers aimed at helping households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures.

The second ECO scheme, ECO2 which has been extended until 30 September 2018, will be the primary vehicle through which the government meets its manifesto commitment to insulate a million more homes, supporting its commitment to tackle fuel poverty.

Under the ECO2, energy suppliers are able to achieve up to 10% of obligation (estimated to have a value of nearly £70m over the 18 months of the scheme) by installing energy saving measures in households declared eligible by the council.

This new mechanism, also known as “flexible eligibility”, allows the council to make declarations determining that certain households meet the eligibility criteria for a measure under ECO2.

Flexibility eligibility is optional and neither energy suppliers nor the council are mandated to participate.

The eligibility criteria identified by the council is detailed below:

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)

Contained within the HECA Act is a requirement for Local Authorities to publish reports in March 2013 and then every two years after until 2027.

The report sets out the domestic energy conservation measures that the authority considers practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in significant improvement in the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in its area.

Hitting the Cold Spots - New funding available

The Hitting the Cold Spots project continues to help Hampshire residents to keep warmth and well this winter. 

We are delighted to announce that in addition to the usual support we have secured funding to help households install first-time central heating systems.

Other support includes:

  • Visits from advisors offering advice and practical support
  • Access to funding for boiler repairs and replacements
  • Provision of electric oil filled radiators for those without heating
  • Small grant support to help cope with winter emergencies

If you or anyone you know are struggling to stay warm in your home please call 0800 804 8601 or email

Please note the above services are subject to availability and conditions apply.

Low carbon heat

With support from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) the council have explored the potential for investing in renewable heat in the borough. The following studies have been carried out: