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UK government has £8.8 million to help small businesses with energy

Staff Writer |
The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has up to £8.8 million to invest in new ideas for products and services that use smart meter data to reduce energy demand in small, non-domestic buildings.

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This includes shops, restaurants and schools. Smart meters are being rolled out across the country and should be in most homes and businesses by the end of 2020. They will help consumers to manage their energy and promote more efficient use.

BEIS research suggests that data from smart meters could be used to encourage organisations to take action and reduce their energy use if they get the right prompts.

This competition is looking for projects that develop software tools from smart meter data that are then used to encourage organisations to save energy.

Funding for the competition is under SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative).

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