Review of energy efficiency advice in Wales

CMI were appointed to conduct assessment of current and future information, advice and support for energy efficiency in Wales.

The study, commissioned by the Welsh Government, focuses on three sector audiences – businesses, public sector, domestic households – and is designed to support the development a more integrated service offer in Wales, taking account of the emerging range of energy efficiency programmes available at the UK level (e.g. the Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation and so on). This review comprised detailed review of the Welsh Government’s support delivered by Carbon Trust, Energy Savings Trust and Salix Finance, as well as existing programmes (Arbed, Nest etc.). The findings from the review are intended to identify where market failure, and the case for WG intervention resides, and how the demand for, and supply of, energy efficiency measures can best implemented to achieve the greatest impact .Following a comprehensive review of the current position of information, advice and support in the three sectors, CMI has now developed a range of alternative delivery options for an improved suite of energy efficiency information, advice and support products. These have been agreed with the Welsh Government, and will be validated with stakeholders, and market tested with potential delivery partners. The final report will be published in March 2013, and will inform future delivery and procurement arrangements for information, advice and support for energy efficiency. Client: Welsh Government, Sustainable Places