Powering the energy transition in SE London

Case studies

Below are two testimonials given by happy local residents who we helped access funding for home energy improvements.

With Selce’s help, Lewisham resident Luigia received a new boiler and heating controls for her mid-terraced, central gas-heated home. She says that since the measures were installed, her energy bills have been reduced by up to £500 annually. ‘I was very happy with the contact I had with Selce, both over the phone and in person. I received very clear explanations from the contractor before the works and my home is now much warmer. I also have no worries with the boiler now.’ Selce has estimated that Luigia has saved over a ton of CO2, so her home is not just cosier but more environmentally friendly too 😊

Luigia, May 2019

Selce has helped Ilinca Croome and her family to heat their home by helping her access £3,974 funding through the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Warmer Homes Scheme, which covered the cost of a new efficient boiler and heating controls. The new heating system will save the Croome family an estimated £300 a year, as well as ensure they have heating and hot water. Ilinca said: “Our old boiler was broken and we had no heating. As I have two young children, of course, I was really worried, but I couldn’t afford to replace it and didn’t know what to do. I am so grateful for the help I’ve had and it was great to have all the work done before Christmas.”

Ilinca, December 2018

During Big Energy Saving Week 2019, Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, said:

‘It is great to see the Council’s work to tackle fuel poverty in action and how it is helping residents to keep warm and healthy in these cold months. Thank you to Giovanna of South East London Community Energy for her hard work in supporting Lewisham residents to save on their energy bills and keep their homes heated.’