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Business Energy Saving Scheme

Investing in energy efficient equipment makes sound business and environmental sense, especially with the easy, affordable and flexible Business Energy Saving Scheme offered by the Department for Enterprise for Isle of Man businesses.

The scheme has been designed to provide flexible financing options to all types of organisations seeking to make their operations more efficient and lower their energy costs. The scheme offers a loan of 100% towards the cost of projects that improve energy efficiency and can be arranged from £1,000 up to a maximum level of assistance of £20,000 per project.

The payback period for loans is five years. There is also the option for a fast-track application process for loans under £5,000.

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Business Energy Saving Scheme Statistics

The Business Energy Saving Scheme, since its inception, has received 86 enquiries, not all of which have led to an application.

A summary of Business Energy Saving Scheme loan applications from March 2012 to April 2017.

No of Applications received 39
No of approved loans 24
Total value of loans approved £229,009.78
Projected Savings 
Total annual energy consumption saving 521.81 MWhr
Total annual financial savings on energy consumption £84,199
Total annual CO2 savings 224.4 tonnes

Type of projects covered

If you apply for an energy survey of your premises it can be applied for through the Department's Business Improvement Scheme and is deemed a separate project and would not affect the eligibility of a green business loan.

How assistance is assessed

The Department for Enterprise may provide assistance to an eligible business where, in its opinion, the eligible business undertakes an economic activity in the Island. Eligibility for the Business Energy Saving Scheme is open for all business sectors and where projects will involve energy efficiency improvements in Isle of Man business premises. The Department for Enterprise will only consider an application for the Business Energy Saving Scheme that has not be submitted for funding from another Government financial scheme for the same project installation. Where installation of energy efficiency solutions are included as part of the loan the Department would require Manx Accredited Construction Contractors (MACC) scheme members to undertake the work.

The Business Energy saving Scheme is at the discretion of the Department for Enterprise and each project will be assessed on its potential to deliver real energy savings with preference given to projects that provide the greatest reduction in CO2 emissions thereby assisting the Government in achieving its energy policies.

How to apply

In order to apply for a Business Energy Saving Scheme, we require a completed Application form signed by a director/principal on behalf of the company and the necessary supporting documentation. Supporting documentation must include a thorough project report detailing expected energy savings, background information on the company and audited accounts for the last three years (unless a start-up venture, then 3 years forecasts must be provided).

Enterprise Support Team

Department for Enterprise

St George's Court

Upper Church Street


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 687333

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