This call for evidence seeks views on various proposals for a new Business Energy Efficiency Scheme focused on SMEs.
We are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in how a new scheme for SMEs could be designed, including:
- energy companies
- network operators
- financial institutions
- Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
SMEs account for 99% of UK business and have a very low awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency. The additional documents here provide summaries of findings from 2 projects which explored how to engage SMEs in energy efficiency:
- Digital Discovery: funded by BEIS and delivered through external contractors (completed November 2017) considers the demand for a website targeting SMEs with information about energy efficiency
- Digital Alpha: a 12-week project (completed July 2018) to build 3 prototypes with the aim of motivating SMEs to make a significant contribution to the 20% ambition
We have issued the government response to our previous call for evidence, Helping businesses to improve the way they use energy, in parallel with this call for evidence.