The UK department of energy and climate change (DECC) has unveiled the first monthly statistics, ending 28 February 2013, pertaining to the Green Deal Initiative.

The scheme was launched in England and Wales on 28 January 2013, while Scotland came aboard on 25 February.

A total of 1,803 assessments have been launched under the initiative with £26.9m worth contracts rolled out by the government under the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

The ECO initiative is a culmination of three schemes – Carbon Savings; Carbon Saving Communities; and Affordable Warmth Obligation – the three schemes have a combined outlay of £1.3bn per annum.

Commenting the development Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey noted that the statistics provide a promising new market picking up momentum.

"We have created the Green Deal to overhaul our inefficient housing stock and help people keep their homes warm, while also reducing their energy bills. And as the market builds and awareness of the Green Deal increases, I am confident that consumer interest will grow and grow," said Davey.

"The Green Deal will also cut our carbon and create skilled jobs in the process. The number of businesses getting on board is increasing daily – highlighting the growing confidence that the Green Deal offers fantastic new opportunities.

"40 firms are already authorised as providers, with a further 629 registered to carry out installations and 619 individuals registered to offer assessments. This underlines that the Green Deal is very much up and running," elaborated Davey.