Warmer Wight 

Future Solent Board Sponsor 
Andy Stanford-Clark 
 
Project Leader 
Jeremy Waitt 
 
Committed Organisations 
9D Energy & Isle of Wight Council 
Project details 
The Warmer Wight scheme delivers Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to residents on the Isle of Wight to keep homes warm enough in the winter. Meaning free or highly subsidised replacement boilers and insulation. 
 
How it delivers the priorities 
Priority 1: New Low Carbon & Green Technology 
N/A 
 
Priority 2: Resource Efficiency in Homes and Businesses 
Residents provided with funding to install energy improvements in their home ensures that waste is minimised, whilst making their homes energy efficient with wall insulation and replacement boilers. 
 
Priority 3: Generation of Secure, Renewable & Low Carbon Energy in the Solent 
N/A 
 
How it delivers the expected outcomes 
Promote business growth 
Ensure local businesses and colleges benefit from the investment in the sub-region’s housing stock and commercial premises due to apprenticeship schemes and the offering of new jobs. The Warmer Wight ECO scheme will also help people on low incomes through energy efficiency improvements thus increasing spending within the local economy. 
 
Create new/safeguard jobs 
New job placements and apprenticeships schemes being created on the Isle of Wight, which provides the opportunity to learn and gain experience, which will improve future job prospect. 
 
Develop an appropriate skills base 
Partners in the scheme such as businesses and local colleges are required to provide apprenticeships and new jobs. This will provide present and future workforces with the knowledge, understanding and experience of working within local community, field of energy efficiency and sustainability. 
 
Measureable carbon reductions 
Implemented energy saving improvements in residential homes will reduce energy waste and carbon. 
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Recent Developments 
 
Up to 6000 homes on the Isle of Wight could benefit from fully funded or heavily subsidised energy saving measures under the new Warmer Wight scheme. 
 
The scheme has already helped Mr. Richards from Newport who recently received a replacement boiler, saving an estimated £300 a year as well as an expensive repair bill on his previous system. 
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