Do you want to gain a better understanding of your business’s energy use and energy contracts? Are you interested in energy efficiency or renewable energy generation for your business in the Tees Valley?
Find out how the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) could support you, and hear case study examples of how we have helped other local businesses to save money and carbon. This session will give an overview of electricity datalogging and understanding your business energy use, as well as information on possible grant funding that might be available to you.
The ERDF funded SME Energy Efficiency Scheme and its associated £500,000 grant fund is able to contribute 45% towards projects that save enough carbon. The focus of SMEES is to support Tees Valley SMEs with fully-funded independent energy advice using our in-house team of technical specialists to identify ways to save energy. While some businesses will implement low-cost and no-cost opportunities themselves to save money and reduce their carbon footprint; a 45% grant is available to encourage the adoption of more expensive measures with capital costs of between £10,000 to £100,000 – subject to significant carbon savings.
The normal route for grant is for SMEs to receive an energy audit and work with our technical specialists to implement a range of recommendations, some of which may be grant funded.
The purpose of the Information Session is to brief businesses and installers of energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment so that they are fully aware of what the £500,000 grant fund can and cannot fund. We will achieve this by transparently explaining the grant process and its various ERDF and state aid or subsidy requirements.
The SME Energy Efficiency scheme is open to SME businesses based in the Tees Valley. If you are part of the Installer Supply Chain, you are welcome to join this information session so that you can fully understand the grant scheme in order to share information with your customers who might be eligible.
This is an in-person information session and networking event being held at Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium. Breakfast and refreshments will be supplied.
The SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) is an initiative led by Tees Valley Business, which is the local growth hub for Tees Valley and part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, to support SMEs in the Tees Valley to improve energy efficiency and save money.
SMEES is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
Support is delivered by technical specialists at Narec Distributed Energy, and is fully-funded for SMEs with trading addresses within Darlington, Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough. Applications for support must be made via Tees Valley Business, by clicking here.
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