Business Energy Efficiency Programme West Midlands

What is the Business Energy Efficiency Programme West Midlands?

The Business Efficiency Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) provides free energy and resource efficiency reviews and grants of up to £20,000 for SME businesses within Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire who wish to use their energy more efficiently; reducing costs and improving environmental credentials and impacts.

Business Energy Efficiency Programme West Midlands

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and is administered by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with Herefordshire Council, Telford & Wrekin council, Worcestershire’s six district councils and Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Shropshire Chambers of Commerce. The programme is available to businesses throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire.

How does the Business Energy Efficiency Programme West Midlands work?

Step 1: A free assessment offering 2 days of support worth up to £1,000 to assess your equipment, premises, processes and performance to find opportunities for improvements in energy usage.

Step 2: Following the assessment, you will be sent a report containing recommended actions. You can then apply for a grant for projects worth up to £20,000. The grant intervention rate is 40% and your business contribution is 60% for the project. For example, if your project costs are £30,000, your contribution is £18,000 and we provide £12,000.

Step 3: If your application is successful, we will require you to sign an agreement detailing the grant conditions. Once signed and returned you can carry out the approved activities.

Step 4: We will monitor your project to ensure that it is on track.

Grant activity examples:

  • Lighting
  • Compressors
  • Insulation
  • Roller doors
  • Renewable technologies
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy storage
  • Voltage optimisation
  • Energy management
  • Behavioural change programmes
  • Feasibility studies
  • Heating & boilers
  • Double/triple glazing
  • Energy efficiency equipment that leads to process improvements