Time to get energy smart – Non Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition
With thanks to the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce we received this competition information for TechEast friends and members interested in developing Smart Meter software solutions.
Time to get energy smart
Chambers are invited to circulate this information to members they think might be interested, especially any IT software companies (energy, data and tech innovators) who might be interested in bidding for phase 1.
The UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a competition to support innovative approaches to smart energy management.
Up to £8.8 million of funding is available to develop new products and services to help small businesses save energy and cut costs. The competition will focus on the needs of independent and smaller chains in the hospitality and retail sectors. It will help these small businesses be more energy efficient, enabling them to boost productivity and contribute to UK emissions reduction targets.
The competition is designed in three phases from early 2018 to the end of 2020. In Phase 1 technology companies are invited to develop software solutions based on smart meter data. In Phases 2 and 3 businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors are encouraged to serve as pilot sites for the new technology solutions.