Research and analysis

Smart technologies in SMEs

This report summarises analysis on the energy savings potential of smart technologies in UK small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


Final report: Potential of Smart Technologies in SMEs

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SMEs account for 99% of all UK businesses, 60% of employment in the UK private sector and £49.6 billion of business energy spend.

The research provides quantitative estimates of the energy expenditure and energy savings potential from seven types of smart technologies (integrated building management systems, smart lighting systems, demand responsive energy management, smart heating controls, big data in logistics and transportation, fleet management, and smart meters). The analysis is broken down by ten non-domestic sectors and SME size (micro, small and medium) to identify where the greatest energy savings potential lies for different technologies, sectors and sizes.

This report was commissioned under the former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Published 16 November 2016