Energy efficiency

We’re working towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions, improving energy efficiency and providing affordable warmth for homes and businesses in the city.

Further information

Energy at home

How can we help?

We currently provide assistance to vulnerable low-income households suffering ill health and referral to current grant-aided schemes for insulation and heating measures where applicable.

What energy efficiency schemes are currently available?

Health Through Warmth scheme (HTW)

Npower's HTW scheme offers help to people in England and Wales who have long-term illnesses and are finding it hard to fund heating and insulation measures in their homes. This could be due to low income, little or no savings (assessed). Clients don't have to be or become an npower customer, to receive help.

HTW will check to make sure the person is eligible, so they'll have to fill in some forms about their income, expenditure and other details.

HTW can help with the following:

  • Cavity wall and loft insulation
  • Boiler repairs and replacement (if broken)
  • Heating systems or appliances 
  • Energy efficiency advice
  • Access to funding.

For more information about the HTW scheme please select the quick link below.

Find out more about the Health Through Warmth scheme on the npower website.

Help to Heat

Help to Heat is a requirement placed upon energy companies to help improve domestic energy performance of the homes of the vulnerable. We can provide householders with assistance and support to access funding for heating and insulation measures.

Find out more about the Help to Heat scheme.

Energy at work

We are working to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions in Leicester. This involves a number of initiatives taking place throughout the city.

Businesses have a large impact on these targets, and we're dedicated to working with them to help them achieve this.

Climate change and energy costs are having a real impact on businesses and a business can benefit from increasing resilience to the rising energy costs. By focusing on energy efficiency, a business can reduce energy use, reduce energy bills, improve the overall efficiency of the businesses and help protect them from rising energy costs. These measures will improve a business’s bottom line and their green credentials, therefore improving their potential supply chain opportunities.


Green BELLE is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project being run by the Energy Projects Team, which assists SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire to cut their CO2 emissions and reduce their energy bills.

The project will be running for three years, until December 2019.

As of 28 August 2018, Green BELLE has allocated all of its available funding and is not currently accepting grant applications.

To be placed on the waiting list, please submit a contact form on the Green BELLE website.

Fosse Energy

Fosse Energy is a not-for-profit domestic energy company set up by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to tackle fuel poverty by offering an alternative to the big six energy companies. 

Fosse Energy tariffs for gas and electricity are available to everyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and the wider East Midlands area, including households with prepayment meters. 

As well as offering better prices, all electricity tariffs with Fosse Energy are generated from 100% renewable energy. 

Find out how much you can save and more on the Fosse Energy website

The electricity we provide on all our tariffs will be certified as being sourced from UK-based wind and solar generators. We actively look for opportunities to support new schemes, but some of our energy will be provided from existing UK-based projects.

Smart Energy Transition to Upgrade regional Performance (SET-UP)

The overall goal of the SET-UP project is to improve energy performance of the six partner regions thanks to enhanced policies on smart grids. On a medium to long term, better energy demand management achieved thanks to SET-UP will lead to reduced energy consumption and greater energy security, with connected socio-environmental and economic benefits.  

SET-UP uses interregional exchange to build on regional competencies on smart grids, supported by selected regional policy instruments (ERDF ROP, Axis on energy/low carbon). SET-UP improves policy instruments by identifying efficient energy management tools, with a specific focus on solutions to three main challenges to smart grid deployment:

  • empowering consumers;
  • economic and business models;
  • investment possibilities for smart network infrastructure.

Various activities for interregional exchange, communication and stakeholder engagement (with business sector engagement), help partners to develop regional Action Plans. These plans result in improved policy instruments supporting regions in their attempt to design, implement and direct more and better funding towards integrated smart grid strategies.

You can find out more information on the Interrege Europe SET-UP website.