Businesses can often reduce energy consumption by up to 15% through no and low cost measures.
Each business can receive up to 5 days support including:
An Energy Efficiency Survey of the business premises
Analysis of 12 months’ worth of energy data
Presentation of energy efficiency report to senior management
Recommendations summarised in to: No cost, Low cost and Capital cost measures
Help to finalise an action plan
Support to obtain quotes
Support through the claims process
Help to identify further grants.
Energy efficiency measures that can be supported include (but are not limited to):
Lighting and controls
Boiler replacement and controls
Variable speed drives
Renewable energy production
The programme is open to SMEs who are based in Worcestershire, but due to funding restrictions the following sectors are excluded from this programme: synthetic fibres, textiles and clothing, motor vehicles, shipbuilding, coal and steel, agriculture, food processing and retail*.
*Retail may be able to receive the consultancy, but not the grant.
The 200 businesses that the Worcestershire Target 2020 programme can support represent less than one percent of the number of SMEs in Worcestershire,
Demand for the programme is anticipated to be high in 2017. So it is recommended that SMEs make contact early to avoid disappointment.