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This grant opportunity was announced in January 2023 as part of the Government’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms to support the Government’s ambition for Australia to become a renewable energy superpower. The Australian Government has announced a total of $600 million over the life of the program. For this first round…

Funding Amount:

A grant amount of $500,000 to $50,000,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible project expenditure

You can apply if you:

    • are an eligible entity

    • have an eligible project

    • have eligible expenditure

By assessing and understanding your existing energy metering, you can pinpoint gaps in the system and determine how enhancing your metering systems can lead to reduced energy consumption and expenses. The Metering and Monitoring Planning (MMP) initiative presents an opportunity for businesses to identify gaps in their metering systems…

Funding amount:

Up to $15,000

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • are a business in a manufacturing, industrial or commercial sector if you have a complex energy system that requires a comprehensive metering plan
  • are a site or facility located in NSW
  • spend more than $200,000 on energy annually per site, including all purchased fuels, except fuel for transport
  • have a clear and justifiable objective for developing a metering and monitoring plan
  • have a complex energy system in terms of the number of processes, distribution systems, energy types and/or end uses involved
  • have no metering and monitoring plan completed under this program for another site/facility of yours that has a similar energy system

If a metering and monitoring plan is for a commercial building:

  • only the base building is eligible
  • the occupancy certificate must have been issued prior to 1 January 2022
Round 2 and 3 – Anticipated in 2023 and 2024 The purpose of the program is to build the capacity of heavy industry sectors to transition to net zero emissions by 2050, in line with government targets. The program will fund feasibility studies and trials that help to avoid,…

Funding Amount:

  • $15 million program over the next 5 years.
  • $50,000 – $500,000 grant for Feasibility studies at a maximum contribution of 50%.
  • $100,000 to $1.5 million grant to support pilot projects and capital works at a maximum of 25 per cent of eligible project costs.

To be eligible, you must:

  • The study or project must apply to specific sites or locations within Western Australia.
  • The project must be additional to business-as-usual activities of The applicant.
  • An industrial business must be The lead or partner in The project, providing a cash or in-kind contribution.
The program will provide $43 million in funding to assist large energy users to undertake engineering and feasibility studies to identify opportunities to lower energy costs and reduce emissions. Through for example energy efficiency and renewable projects. Who is this for? ARENA is targeting Studies from organisations that align…

Applicants can seek $100,000 to $500,000 for feasibility studies or $250,000 to $5 million for engineering studies.

This federal program offers grants of up to $25,000 to SME’s (with up to 199 employees) to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies, and better manage energy consumption and costs. More details below. The program can provide grants towards energy efficiency projects, including: Who is this for? The grant…

Funding amount:

Up to $25,000

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure

The rules can be found here in the grant opportunity guidelines. You must also:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • and are one of the following entity types:
    • an entity incorporated in Australia
    • a sole trader
    • a partnership

You must also:

  • be a small or medium-sized business with an employee headcount from 1 to 199 employees averaged over any consecutive 12-month period since 1 July 2019
  • have consent from the owner of the project location to undertake the project

    This program aims to help NSW businesses purchase and install new submeters to measure energy performance.Submeters differ to regular utility meters in that they provide data about equipment performance, which can help businesses save energy. Funding can be used for: Who is this for? To be eligible, you must:…

    To be eligible, you must:

    • have an Australian business number (ABN)
    • be a business with a submetering project at a NSW site address
    • spend a minimum of $200,000 a year on energy bills at that site.

    If the application is for a commercial building:

    • only the base building is eligible
    • the occupancy certificate must have been issued prior to 1 January 2022.
    This is an Australian wide program that opens on 12 Jan 2022 at 9am AEDT. This grant provides food & beverage manufacturing businesses up to $25,000 to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. The program can provide grants towards…

    Funding amount:

    Up to $25,000

    To be eligible, you must:

      • have an Australian business number (ABN)

    and be one of the following entities:

      • an entity incorporated in Australia

      • a private company

      • a public company

      • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust

      • a co-operative

      • an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation

      • an indigenous corporation

      • a sole trader

      • a partnership

    The funding delivers free Energy Management System (EnMS) benchmarking followed by funded Technical Support to help deliver and track projects. The program has two main objectives (1) improving overall energy management within business and (2) delivering improved energy performance via energy efficiency improvements. What’s on offer The NSW government…

    Eligibility

    You must

    • be in manufacturing, mining or agriculture in NSW
    • have an ABN and be registered for GST

    For those in manufacturing, the following sub sectors are eligible:

    • primary metal and metal product manufacturing
    • basic chemical, chemical polymer and rubber product manufacturing
    • non-metallic mineral products manufacturing
    • food, beverages and tobacco product manufacturing.

    For manufacturing sub sectors other than the above, you can still be eligible if you:

    • have greater than 1% of revenue spent on energy annually
    • have annual energy usage that exceeds 3000MWh.

    This offer is only available to 120 businesses.

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