Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a £9.2m project being delivered by North East Lincolnshire Council on behalf of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise (LEP) in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences Trier’s Institut fur angewandtes Stroffstrommanagement (IfaS).

The aim is to reduce energy use and Carbon output in Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), council and other public sector owned buildings in the area.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) awarded £5.4m for the project, which started at the beginning of April 2018 and will be delivered over the next three years. Along with private sector investment, the funding will be used to set-up a one-stop shop to provide energy and low carbon services for SMEs as well as facilitating large-scale investment in public infrastructure.


European Regional Development Fund


The project has received £5.4m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government (MHCLG) is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regeneration.  For more information visit



University of Applied Sciences Trier’s Institut fur angewandtes Stroffstrommanagement (IfaS)


IfaS specialise in analysing material and energy flows. They were chosen as a great delivery partner as the activities they are able to provide represent specialist technical support services that are needed within the Greater Lincolnshire market. In particular, IfaS’ background in Material Flow Management is considered a unique opportunity for local businesses to benefit from close by service offering, and one that is complimentary to Greater Lincolnshire’s culture of strong engineering influence. Find out more about IfaS and their work here.


North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC)



NELC are working on behalf of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) , with energy being a priority for the local area and North East Lincolnshire having an aim of being carbon neutral for 2050, the project seemed another step forward to achieving this.





Engie are a global energy and services group. As a strategic partner to the project, they will be assisting with audits, investment grade proposals, detailed building design work, procuring suppliers and manage project delivery of energy conservation measures on the North East Lincolnshire Council sites.






Business Growth Hub


Business Lincolnshire is set up to help support Greater Lincolnshire based businesses to start and grow. We’re working together with Business Lincolnshire as they are key delivery support to the programme.




Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Local Enterprise Partnership

We are delivering this project on behalf of the Lincolnshire LEP, which is the voice of local business community and a great addition to the project. They work with both private and public sector leaders in the Greater Lincolnshire areas to ensure better conditions for economic growth. 


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