What is BEEP?

Durham County Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have come together to provide funding for County Durham SMEs.

The Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) supports County Durham SMEs who wish to make financial savings through energy efficiency and energy generation.

With support from both Durham County Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), BEEP provides a fully funded and independent audit to identify where financial savings can be made.

The audits are designed to identify all areas where financial savings can be made in your business, by eliminating wasted energy. We understand that every business is different and want to find a solution that works for you.

BEEP can also offer a grant to help you with financial support towards the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment. The grant is available on a first come, first served basis and can only be accessed if you have received a BEEP energy audit.

The grant does have limitations on how it can be used. For example it can be used to fund most energy efficient improvements to machinery, heating and lighting but can’t be used to improve the structure of a building. Generally speaking, if the equipment reduces the energy consumption of your business, generates financial savings and is not an improvement to the physical structure of the building, then it is likely that we can fund it.

The Project can also provide SMEs with finance in the form of grant support to further reduce the payback of any energy efficient installation.

Apply for your business energy audit now.