npower Pledges To Continue Boiler Scrappage Scheme
on: March 26, 2010, 9:22 am
npower has become the first energy supplier to pledge to
continue its boiler scrappage scheme once the Government scheme closes.
The Government’s boiler scrappage scheme launched in
January and in the first six weeks alone, over 50,000 households benefited from the
initiative*, from a total allocation of 125,000.
npower became the first energy supplier to launch its own boiler scrappage scheme
when it promised to match the Government’s £400 grant. The combination of the two
scrappage schemes means customers could be eligible to receive as much as £800
towards the cost of a new boiler, when replacing a G rated boiler with an energy
efficient A rated boiler.
Kevin Miles, CEO npower retail, said: "The scrappage scheme has proven to be
extremely popular and if take-up continues at the same rate, we expect the
Government’s scheme to close in April. However, there are still approximately four
million households with G-Rated boilers in the UK, which is why we are pledging to
continue npower’s boiler scrappage scheme."
npower’s scheme differs from the Government’s scheme in that customers only have to
have a boiler that is over 10 years old to be eligible to receive a £400 discount on
a new boiler installation from npower
In addition to the discount, the hometeam installation service includes SEDBUK A
rated energy efficient boilers and a free warranty of up to five years on all
Valiant boilers, with a 10 year warranty on radiators.
Notes to editors:
* Source: The Energy Savings Trust
npower has 6.6 million residential gas and electricity accounts throughout the UK.
npower is a market leader in renewable energy. Consumers can join the energy
industry discussion on npower's interactive debating website - the brighter energy
debate, where they can post their questions, views and comments.
npower is also dedicated to helping UK businesses use energy more efficiently and
therefore spend less money on their bills. It aims to have a positive impact on the
communities it serves and reduce customers' carbon footprints whilst always
npower hometeam installs, and provides boiler servicing, in addition to offering gas
boiler repair and a wide variety
of heating cover options in conjunction with homeserve.
For media information please contact the npower press office:
Press and Public Relations
0845 070 2807