About Supplier Briefing: Tees Valley Grants for Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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Are you an installer or supplier of energy efficiency or renewable energy equipment to Tees Valley SMEs?

Did you know our ERDF funded SME Energy Efficiency Scheme ( and its associated £500,000 grant fund is able to contribute 45% towards projects that save enough carbon?

The focus of SMEES is to support Tees Valley SMEs with fully-funded independent energy advice using our in-house team of technical specialists to identify ways to save energy. While some businesses will implement low-cost and no-cost opportunities themselves to save money and reduce their carbon footprint; a 45% grant is available to encourage the adoption of more expensive measures with capital costs of between £10,000 to £100,000 – subject to significant carbon savings.

The normal route for grant is for SMEs to receive an energy audit and work with our technical specialists to implement a range of recommendations, some of which may be grant funded.

The purpose of the Information Session is to brief suppliers and installers of energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment so that they are fully aware of what the £500,000 grant fund can and cannot fund. We will achieve this by transparently explaining the grant process and its various ERDF and state aid or subsidy requirements. We are targeting measures with significant carbon saving opportunities, such as compressed air.

At all times the beneficiaries of SMEES are the SME businesses with a Tees Valley trading address. Still, we do wish to engage with the Installer Supply Chain, so that they can understand the grant scheme themselves and in so doing, give clear and accurate information to their customers.

Event Agenda

Introduction to Narec Distributed Energy
Overview of the SMEES project
How Tees Valley SMEs can access 45% towards eligible costs
Submittable and the Grant Process
State Aid and Subsides
Case studies

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About the Project

The SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) is an initiative led by Tees Valley Business, which is the local growth hub for Tees Valley and part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, to support SMEs in the Tees Valley to improve energy efficiency and save money.

SMEES is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Support is delivered by technical specialists at Narec Distributed Energy, and is fully-funded for 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 here.

Event Overview

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Tees Valley Business & Narec Distributed Energy

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Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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10am - 11am

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