Grants up to £5,000 to help businesses become more energy efficient


What is the Eastern New Energy Project?

The Eastern New Energy Project (ENE) has been awarded to the University of East London (UEL) as Accountable Body, working with a consortium of strategic partners including Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. 

Eastern New Energy (ENE) is a transformational project, designed to facilitate the development of a stronger local energy/low carbon sector, and ensure greater retention of energy/low carbon revenues and reinvestment of profits within the East of England economy.

The ENE project will work with local organisations (private and social enterprise) to help them generate renewable energy, reduce energy use and CO2 emissions, and drive LCEGS (low carbon environmental goods and services) innovation in the region.

In so doing, the ENE project will support greater local SME innovation and growth ; ensure the East of England economy and communities benefit from more local ownership and operation of energy generation and supply; and help accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy. 

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's Role

The council’s role is to support local SME businesses by providing a FREE energy audit at your premises, which will: –

  • Help you to lower your energy bills.
  • Enable you to increase the comfort of those in the facility.
  • Help you to increase the life span of the equipment in your facility.
  • Discover any unaccounted consumption that may exist at the facility.


How it works

We’ll provide a FREE energy audit to support businesses make the most of being energy efficient. If you feel the grant would be right for your business, you’ll be able to apply.

Get started

To start the process and be eligible for the grant, please book on to the ‘Increase your profits through sustainability’ workshop. The training is FREE and delivered online as a webinar.