The Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) is to be extended for another year. It will continue until March 2017, the Energy Regulator has decided
NISEP is focused on improving energy efficiency with most of the effort directed towards vulnerable households.
The scheme is funded by electricity customers who currently provide around £8m a year through a levy.
A proposal to change the levy arrangements and make domestic customers pay 80% of the costs of the scheme and business 20% has been abandoned after consultees said it would impact on poorer households.
The scheme will continue to be funded by a small charge per kWh on all customers.