The Scottish Government has launched a Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF), to provide grant funding to reduce energy costs and emissions through increased energy efficiency.
The SIETF is worth £34m and, alongside the £26m Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge, is part of a £60m commitment to decarbonise Scotland's industrial manufacturing base and nurture low-carbon solutions and economic opportunities.
There are two parts to the SIETF:
- Competition 1: focussing on the deployment of readily available energy efficiency technologies that improve industrial process efficiency and reduce energy demand.
- Competition 2: Provides support for carrying out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency or deeper decarbonisation, such as through fuel switching.
More information on the Fund can be found here, including invitation to apply for funding.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 5pm on 26 February 2021.