New Support Programme to reduce Energy Costs for SME’s

TEA Logo.jpg Hi resThe Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA http://www.tea.ie/ is currently offering a new support programme for SME’s . The support which consists of advice, mentoring and potential grant support, will help the SMEs achieve reduction in their energy use and costs. The project is a fantastic way to reduce our energy costs.

SMEs will have an opportunity to avail of free energy management services which are funded by a European Union funded project and in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office, in which the agency is a partner. Any SMEs who wants to save energy and costs, through energy audits, energy management, education and training would be interested in this programme. A free energy audit will be offered to each participating SMEs. Companies who take part will appoint an employee as an energy champion. These champions will be trained in how to manage and reduce energy in the workplace by attending a series of workshops and will also be given access to an online energy management tool, advice, apps and support through the project. At the end of the project, based on energy savings achieved and participation in the competition, one SME will have the opportunity to win €2000 in prize money. There is no cost to SMEs and an estimated employee time cost of 4 days over the course of 18 months including the 3 full-days workshops. As you may or may not know the agency is for public good so we are not trying to sell a product or service here, one of their our main goals is to reduce energy usage in the region. The audits can also help with potential grant application for energy efficiency upgrades next year. The competition is set to start on the 28th April with a final deadline for entries on 15th May.

PJ McLoughlin from the agency  is working on this project for the agency and can be contact by email at pjmcloughlin@tea.or by phone on 0527443090 for more details on the project.