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Energy-related funding call round-up

Posted on 04/02/2019

A round-up of the latest funding calls from large scale energy storage solutions to the design of smart, local energy systems.

There has been significant activity from government in the energy sector recently with a number of funding calls now open.  The details are below, along with links to the relevant information pages.


1. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Storage at Scale Programme – £20m

The Government is committing up to £20m from 2019 to 2021 to support innovative demonstrations of large scale energy storage technologies.  BEIS is looking for innovative and replicable solutions which could provide a market competitive alternative to conventional commercial large-scale energy storage technologies such as pumped-hydro and batteries (Lithium Ion, Lead acid or Sodium-Sulphur).

There is a suppliers’ day event on 4 March in London where you can find out more about the competition.  Register here.

Further information about the competition and application details are here.


2. BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator – £9.2m

This is the second round of the programme and it will open this month (February).

The IEEA competition will fund the deployment of energy efficient technologies (or processes) applied to existing industrial processes which deliver energy and carbon savings.  For more information and to contact the Carbon Trust to discuss your project idea, visit their website here.


3. BEIS Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme – £18m

The IHRS programme will fund demonstrations of waste heat recovery from existing industrial processes and the subsequent use of the waste heat either as heat to be used on site, converted to power for use on site or supplied to a local heat network. This is not an innovation programme, so heat recovery technologies should be TRL 9 or above.

Further information and application details are here.


4. Detailed Design for smart, local energy systems £28m

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will be launching the £28m Detailed Designs of Smart, Local Energy Systems competition this April as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme.  Registration for the events will be open in March and will be listed on the KTN website.