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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

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The Energy Best Deal is a campaign to make people aware of possible energy bill savings through switching energy suppliers, through bill support and through energy efficiency measures. Sessions are aimed at vulnerable households and also at frontline workers and volunteers who support these...Read more

An Energy Café is a local community initiative providing energy advice and advocacy in a welcoming setting - often with tea and cake! People who attend Energy Cafés will receive tailored advice, information and support on a range of issues, including: how to effectively engage in the energy...Read more

Energy suppliers are required to support the delivery of energy efficiency measures amongst low income and vulnerable households.Read more

The Flanders region provides zero-interest loans to certain vulnerable households to fund energy efficiency improvements in the home.Read more

Net metering is allowed for PV systems so that only the net electricity consumed from the grid needs to be paid. In addition, vulnerable households receive an extra financial aid to install a PV system of €900/kWp, with a maximum of €2700.Read more

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The Energiesnoeiers project provides free energy scans (plus follow-up checks), small energy-saving activities and placement of insulations in vulnerable households. The activities are carried out by lower educated and formerly long-term unemployed people who were specifically trained by the...Read more

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The Safety Net is a pledge by the larger six suppliers to never knowingly disconnect a vulnerable customer. A customer is considered vulnerable if for reasons of age, health, disability or severe financial insecurity, they are unable to safeguard their personal welfare or the personal welfare of...Read more

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The Extra Help Unit helps vulnerable energy consumers, in particular in cases of disconnection. The Unit is based on statutory responsibilities under section 13 of the Consumer Estates and Redress (CEAR) Act 2007. The CEAR Act states that a person is vulnerable if it is not reasonable to expect...Read more

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This measure provides investment support to vulnerable households to replace old solid fuel boilers with wood biomass boilers. The measure is focused on specific municipalities.Read more

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