Nine projects land £8.8m to develop energy efficiency and DSR solutions for SMEs


Government has awarded £8.8m to nine groups to develop energy applications for smaller firms in retail, hospitality and education.

The aim is to help UK small firms and organisations (SMEs) engage with energy and cut consumption, driving down UK peak demand.

The projects, built around smart meter data, include easy to use energy management systems for SMEs designed to both cut consumption and boost demand-side response (DSR) uptake; an energy management app for the hospitality sector; and several energy management platforms for schools.

Firms awarded the funding are:

  • ANDtr (AND Technology Research)
  • Considerate Hoteliers
  • Element Energy
  • Hildebrand
  • Hoare Lea
  • Pilio
  • Samsung
  • Toshiba
  • Transition Bath

See details of the winning projects and what they plan to deliver here.

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