This competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites. This is the second round of the IETF Phase 1 competition.
The Industrial Energy Technology Fund (IETF) will support the onsite deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes.
Your project must:
At the end of your project you must have installed and begun to operate (or be ready to operate) the energy efficiency technology. Your project work must be carried out at a single manufacturing site or data centre in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
The IETF will only award grant funding to cover the eligible costs of deploying technologies where it can be demonstrated that these costs are additional and necessary to achieving the energy efficiency saving.
You must include a counterfactual case as part of your application. This means you have to refer to a similar, less energy efficient investment that would have been credibly carried out without the grant.
The difference between the costs of both cases of investment identifies the energy efficiency-related cost and constitutes the eligible costs.
If the technology’s only purpose is to achieve energy savings (for example in the case of a heat exchanger project) then it is possible to consider the total investment costs as eligible costs.
Applicant business must fall into the following categories of activity:
This competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites.
Eligible technologies must have been proven to work through successful operations or be qualified through test and demonstration. This corresponds to Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) of 8, 9 and above.
Energy saving solutions will differ from site to site, but some examples of eligible technologies include:
You must submit data to BEIS throughout the duration and for five years after the end of the project. BEIS will use this to: