UK businesses and researchers can apply for a share of up to £3 million to support projects to develop important technology components that improve the efficiency of local energy systems.
The funding, available through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge, aims to support projects that investigate innovative components that would improve the efficiency of local energy systems.
Areas of interest include applications for monitoring gas and electricity hardware and software, improving integration between local and national electricity networks and markets, optimisation of generation in real time across many sites, operators and aggregators, improving efficiency of heat networks, heating and cold storage, especially inter-seasonal and optimising the coupling of electricity, heat and transport.
The competition opens on 22 July 2019, with the deadline for applications midday on 9 October 2019.
Businesses of any size may apply, with expected projects to range in size between £100,000 and £500,000
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