Energy efficiency programme for local businesses


AES is set to help 12 small firms in Carrick and Larne improve their energy efficiency by providing practical hands-on support to reduce costs and protect the environment.

Supported in its venture by Business in the Community, the AES Energy Efficiency Programme will start in August offering companies with between 10-50 employees a free energy audit.

Patricia McCambridge from ARENA Network, the environmental arm of Business in the Community explains: “This project will provide practical, hands-on support for 12 small companies in the Carrick and Larne areas. Ultimately we want to show all organisations how they can make cost-savings and show how even small efficiencies can make a real difference. Having AES’ support to deliver this programme is essential to its success and we are delighted that it is demonstrating responsible leadership.”

Davy Elliot from AES said: “AES is delighted to be working in partnership with Business in the Community to promote the efficient use of energy. Wherever AES is located or runs a business – whether it is power generation, a utility or a renewable energy project – we seek to create meaningful relationships with the communities we serve. We recognise that we don’t just provide a critically important service; we also need to invest in the people and the infrastructure of those communities.”

If you are a small business in Carrick or Larne and would like more information on how to participate in the programme, e-mail or call 028 9046 0606.