The Local Energy Challenge Fund

The Local Energy Challenge Fund was launched in August 2014 to demonstrate the value and benefit of local low carbon energy economies. The fund is currently closed to applications.

The Local Energy Challenge Fund supports large-scale low carbon demonstrator projects which show a local energy economy approach linking energy generation to energy use. This includes projects looking to develop innovative energy distribution and storage solutions that have an overall aim of creating more local value and benefit.

The Challenge Fund operates over two phases. The first (the development phase) provides feasibility and development support for applicants developing project proposals. The second (the demonstration phase) provides capital funding to deliver projects. 

Round 2 of the fund is being developed in partnership with the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).

You can find out out more about the funded projects below.

DemonstratIon projects

Read more about the projects currently receiving capital funding.

2015 development projects

23 projects received feasibility funding and development support in 2015-16

2014 development projects

17 projects received feasibility funding and development support in 2014 -15