According to Energy Live News, “a total of £255,000 will be available in grants of up to £5,000 per organisation for organisations that can help Smart Energy GB reach people over the age of 65, who have no access to the internet, with information about smart meters and how to use them in the home.”
Smart Energy GB is also offers an online resource centre with free materials including posters, leaflets and training resources for organisations that can help people benefit from smart meters.
The Smart Energy GB in Communities programme is delivered by a consortium of charities: National Energy Action, Energy Action Scotland and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) will administer the fund.
Sacha Deshmukh, chief executive of Smart Energy GB, said: “The Smart Energy GB in Communities fund will enable organisations in communities right around Britain to play an important role within our national campaign to reach every household in Britain.
“Working with trusted, grassroots organisations enhances the work we do through our national campaign and will help to ensure that people who are over 65 and have no access to the internet, and may need additional support, understand and are able to benefit from smart meters.”
Applications close on 19th July.
Smart Energy GB report
Smart Energy GB issued a whitepaper analysing the role of smart grid technologies toward improving the resiliency of grid networks in rural areas in the UK.
Sacha Deshmukh, chief executive at Smart Energy GB, said the paper is an analysis of projects in which innovative grid technologies and new business models are employed to help energy providers match energy demand with supply.
According to its research, the organisation found that new grid solutions including advanced metering infrastructure are helping consumers in rural areas improve their energy efficiency.
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