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Do you want to find out how your business could reduce its energy use, cut carbon emissions and save money?

If you are an SME based in Tees Valley, the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme can support you with a fully-funded energy efficiency audit and expert advice. You could also be eligible for a SMEES grant to help you with the upfront costs of your energy saving project.

You can also access informative online factsheets and explainer videos, as well as information sessions and CPD workshops.

Expert Energy Advice

Access fully-funded independent energy advice from our team of technical specialists.

You will also get a comprehensive onsite energy efficiency and renewables audit to help you to identify ways to save energy in your day-to-day business operations – saving you money and helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

SME Grants

Following your energy audit, if your business has an idea for a project which would result in significant carbon savings, you could be eligible for a SMEES grant to claim back up to 45% of the upfront capital costs.

Example projects could include the installation of LED lighting, the upgrading to heat pumps or investments in renewable energy sources.

Grants are not automatic, and our team of Technical Specialists will calculate the emissions savings expected to be generated by your project using the approved BEIS 2017 conversion factors. Grants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but predominantly, projects with capital costs between £10,000 and £100,000 will be most likely to receive funding, subject to significant Carbon savings.

Useful Resources

Access a free series of good practice factsheets and videos produced by our team of technical specialists.

Discover some of the most common energy efficiency and renewable improvements your business could implement. 

Click here to access our good practice factsheets and useful explainer videos


Workshops & Events

We are running regular free information sessions covering a wide range of topics, alongside CPD workshops on easy ways to reduce your energy costs and environmental impact.

Click here to see what is coming up.

Apply For The SME Energy Efficiency Support Scheme Now

If you are an SME with premises based within Tees Valley in need of independent energy advice please apply now. We must confirm your eligibility before providing fully-funded support and will send out a Registration Form via DocuSign following the completion of this form. All elements of the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) project are delivered by Narec Distributed Energy.

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    We will check the data you entered appears accurate and we will then contact you with relevant information about opportunities through the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES).  We may pass your contact details and preferences to the wider partners that make up the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) Programme.  This information will only be shared for the purpose of letting you know about opportunities or in providing training and/or skills support through the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) programme. The partners are:

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    We will keep the database for up to 12 months, at which time we may contact you to confirm whether or not you want us to continue to hold your contact details and send you information about the scheme.  This is set out in our Data Retention Policy.


    You can ask us to stop contacting you about the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme or ask us to delete your contact details from our database at any time. Simply email us at and we will delete your data within one week.

    We also include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of our e-marketing emails – you can use that link to opt out of receiving further email marketing about the SME Energy Efficiency Scheme. 


    Tees Valley Business takes data protection very seriously. Further information about how we collect, hold and delete data and information about your data rights and how to make a complaint can be found in our privacy notice at:



    SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

    SMEES is delivered by technical specialists at Narec Distributed Energy, who are able to support 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 on Apply Now above.

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