Cut your energy bills over lunch: Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire rolls out

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 7 Nov 2018

South Bank businesses are being urged to find out how to keep accounts in the black and energy usage green this winter.

Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire’s free introductory lunch meetings are taking place this month, with the £9.2 million project led by North East Lincolnshire Council open to companies across the ceremonial county.

Helen Norris, programme manager for Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, is aware of the challenges business owners face during the winter and wants to reassure them help is available.

She said: “We may have enjoyed a long, warm summer, but now the dark nights are creeping in and the mercury is falling, businesses across the region are already feeling the pinch as they switch on the lights and turn on the heating. We’re only halfway through autumn, so understandably, business owners are concerned about their upcoming winter bills.”

Providing they employ 250 people or less and have a turnover under £43.6 million (Euro 50 million), help is available.

Free lunch sessions are being held later this month to outline what can be done. They are designed to introduce the project and the team which is helping business owners reduce their spend on energy and impact on the environment by advising on green energy measures.

“Our relaxed, informal lunch meetings provide simple advice and information that can make a big difference to their bottom line,” Helen said. “We can help to guide them through a variety of energy-saving measures that won’t just save them cash, but will reduce their carbon emissions, boost their green credentials and make a lasting impact on the environment. Join us for a cuppa and find out how we can help.”

They take place between noon and 1.30pm at: 

Click on the session to register via Eventbrite. 

Technology suppliers are also being invited to sessions on the same day. Plumbers, electricians, heating engineers and others working in the sector are welcome between 10am and 11.30am.  The aim is to introduce them to the project, which could then benefit their customers by offering more than a third of the cost of energy improvement measures back through grants offered by the scheme.

As reported, Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is also offering a free 12-hour energy awareness programme this month. Businesses which complete this will receive a free energy saving gift of choice worth £500. It starts on Wednesday in Grimsby. 

For more details and to register call 01472 326124 or visit the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire website by clicking here.

NELC was awarded £5.4 million from the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the project, alongside private sector investment.

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