NDE to support 250 companies across the north east reduce their carbon footprint

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NDE have secured a contract with five North East local authorities to identify energy efficiency solutions that will help over 250 SMEs across the region cut energy costs.

NDE will be delivering the Business Energy Savings Team (BEST) project to support SMEs across Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Sunderland identify and implement energy saving improvements.

Rising energy costs are a significant issue for businesses of all sizes, operating in all sectors. The BEST project will provide a fully-funded energy audit, designed to identify ways to save energy in day to day business operations, saving money and cutting carbon. A grant fund for around 100 SMEs will also be available to help cover the costs of improvements. The project aims to achieve reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from SMEs of 1,000 tonnes CO2e.

Speaking about the contract award, Adam Stewart, Senior Project Manager at NDE said:

We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Newcastle City Council and are very much looking forward to working with hundreds of SMEs across the region to reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions.

Formed as an independent company in 2012 – following a spin out from the UK National Renewable Energy Centre – Decerna has since carved a reputation as an industry leader in renewable energy, grid connection and training.

Based in Blyth, Decerna specialise in a range of renewable energy and grid connection activities including bespoke training, strategic consultancy, feasibility and design services. The company was formed with the aims of reducing carbon emissions, alleviating fuel poverty, improving energy security and stimulating economic growth.


For further information, visit or contact Adam Stewart on or +44 (0)1670 613 270

Decerna is a commercial renewable energy/energy efficiency/energy storage company based in Blyth (

The BEST project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the project partners Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council and Sunderland City Council.

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