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8 | Aycliffe Today Business BEEP is here to benefit businesses Three-year project has been developed to generate financial savings for County Durham-based SMEs through energy savings... Upgraded insulation and efficient boilers Save £££’s ect Receive free advice business energy efficiency project The scheme is an independent service which aims to generate financial savings through reduced energy consumption or generation. The BEEP website launches this summer which will allow businesses to read case studies and success stories alongside downloadable free fact sheets which provide an introduction to a range of energy-related actions and technologies. It will also features a series of fuel saving hints and tips. In partnership with Business Durham, FSB, NECC and Northern Powergrid, the project aims to provide businesses in County Durham with an in-depth energy audit, which will look to identify areas where SMEs can save money through reducing their energy consumption. Participating SMEs are not charged for our services (all costs are covered by Durham County Council and the European Regional Development Fund) which include a bespoke energy audit, data analysis, prioritised investment recommendations and support as required to procure, select and adopt any new and improved energy efficient equipment. The project operates a grant fund which is used to reduce the payback period of any chosen installation, but the grant is available on a first-come-first-served basis so once it’s gone its gone (subject to application terms and conditions). The project has been financially supported through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Durham County Council. The BEEP website launches this summer which will allow businesses to read case studies and success stories alongside downloadable free fact sheets If your business in based in County Durham and you would like any more information, contact the BEEP team: Please email at beep@durham.gov.uk *terms and conditions apply