Organisations have until 12PM on 9 October to apply for a share of up to £3mn to develop technology components that can help to improve the efficiency of local energy systems.
The funding competition, launched on 22 July, is looking for projects that can help to deliver cleaner, cheaper energy services as well as creating “more prosperous and resilient” communities across the UK. It is looking to fund innovations that correspond to specific themes, including monitoring electricity and/or gas network hardware and software; enhancing integration between local and national electricity networks; enhancing integration between local and national electricity markets; and heat and cold storage.
To be eligible, a project must have costs between £100,000 and £500,000, be collaborative – unless led by a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) – and include at least one SME if led by a larger business. Projects must start by 1 April 2020 and conclude by 31 March 2022.