The Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

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What does this involve?

The third window of the £34 million Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF) is now open. This offers an opportunity for industrial sites with high energy use to develop their proposals into applications for match-funded government grants to support their transition to a low-carbon future. 

SIETF will help the industry to cut energy bills by investing in more efficient technologies while reducing emissions by bringing down the costs and risks associated with investing in decarbonisation technologies.

The SIETF currently consists of 2 competitions, with funding from 2021 to 2026. These are as follows:

Competition 1 – Deployment

To support the use of readily available energy efficiency technologies that improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes and reduce energy demand; and/or to support the decarbonisation of industrial processes, for example through fuel switching.

Competition 2 – Studies

To support feasibility and engineering studies on energy efficiency or deeper decarbonisation, such as through fuel switching.

Competition 2a – Options Appraisals

To support options appraisals to assess how different decarbonisation technologies could be applied or deployed.

Competition 2 is now closed - the deadline to apply was 5pm on 18 November 2022.

The deadline to apply for competition 1 is 5pm on 30 November 2022.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this competition, the lead applicant must carry out an eligible industrial process. The business SIC code should fall into the following categories: 

  • manufacturing SIC codes 10000 to 33200
  • data centre SIC code 63110
  • mining and quarrying SIC codes 05101 to 05200, 07100 to 08900 and 09900
  • recovery and recycling of materials SIC code 38320

Please visit the Scottish Government's SEITF guidance page for full eligibility criteria.

What does this cost?

The SIETF will incentivise investment in existing sectors by providing match funding for proposals.

Who is this for?

Energy-intensive industrial sectors.

How long does this take?

The fund opened for applications on 30 August 2022. Competition 2 is now closed - the deadline to apply was 5pm on 18 November 2022.

The deadline to apply for competition 1 is 5pm on 30 November 2022.

Projects must start by:

Competition 1 - Deployment: 1 May 2023 

Competition 2 - FEED/feasibility study: 1 May 2023

Timeline for processing applications:

  • applications assessed for eligibility - November to December 2022
  • evaluation panel - December 2022
  • independent due diligence - January to February 2022
  • approval process - March to April 2023
  • grant offer letters - May 2023
  • ongoing review and delivery of projects - Jun 2023 to 2025

Important information

The SIETF support clinics provide an opportunity to ask further questions about SIETF. These are available from September to November 2022. Register for a support clinic here., external link which will open in a new window

The Scottish Government will be hosting an information session in the morning of Tuesday 13 September. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the scope of competitions and understand what application support is available. Complete the online form to register your attendance, external link which will open in a new window or email by 9 September 2022.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government's SIETF guidance page for more information and supporting documents.


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