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Business Energy Efficiency Programme

Grants from £2,000 to £20,000 available to help you lower your energy bills!

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The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) is available throughout Herefordshire and Telford & Wrekin offering FREE energy assessments and grants to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Assessments are for SMEs who wish to use their energy more efficiently, reducing costs and improving environmental credentials.

How does it work?

Step 1: A free assessment offering 2 days of support worth up to £1,000 to assess your equipment, premises, processes and performance to find opportunites for improvements in energy usage.

Step 2: Following the assessment, we send you a report containing recommended actions. You can then apply for a grant for projects worth up to £50,000. The grant intervantion rate is 40% and your business contribution is 60% for the project. For example, if your project costs are £30,000, your contribution is £18,000 and we provide £12,000.

Step 3: If your application is successful, we will require you to sign an agreement detailing the grant conditions. Once signed and returned you can carry out the approved activities.

Step 4: We will monitor your project to ensure that it is on track.

Grant activity examples:

  • Lighting
  • Compressors
  • Insulation
  • Roller doors
  • Renewable technologies
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy storage
  • Voltage optimisation
  • Energy management
  • Behavioural change programmes
  • Feasibility studies
  • Heating & boilers
  • Double/triple glazing
  • Energy efficiency equipment that leads to process improvements
For more information, eligibility criteria and an application form, click here

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