Energy strategies and grants

Biodiversity strategy

The biodiversity strategy identifies habitats and species in the borough that are of national, regional and local importance and outlines a plan of action for their protection, management and enhancement.

Energy strategy

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

Statement of intent

A 'statement of intent' enables local authorities to set up their own eligibility criteria to access Energy Company Obligation (ECO) under the Flexible Eligibility (flexi).

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 third phase of ECO started on 1 October 2018.

The council will publish its new and amended Statement of Intent as soon as the guidance for ECO3 has been made available.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)

Under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995, we have a duty to publish a report about what we are doing to help with home energy conservation in Havant Borough.

The report must give details of what progress has been made and what plans there are for further improvements.

Solar Together scheme

Solar Together is a unique group-buying scheme for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. This scheme will make solar PV and batteries more accessible and more affordable for a great number of people.

All residents living in Havant borough who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a solar PV system) can register for the Solar Together group-buying scheme.

For more information, please visit the Solar Together website.

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: