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New funding to electrify our large energy users has just been announced with the Large Energy User Electrification Support Program (Program). This program aims to drive electrification in industry, reduce energy use, emissions and energy costs, and build industry capability. The Program will provide funding for approved specialists to…

Funding Amount:

Grants of $14,000 to $60,000 (or $66,000 if regional) ex GST are available per Project

  • Site process and energy consumption assessment (Mandatory)$4,000
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)$10,000
  • Low heat boiler (< 80 °C delivery temperature)$15,000
  • Medium heat boiler (>80 °C delivery temperature)$20,000
  • Industrial process including furnaces, ovens, dryers. (Reactors and similar gas-fired appliances) $25,000

 

Who is this for?

This grant is for large commercial and industrial business facilities that use between 10 and 100 terajoules of gas per annum

The NSW Government has announced $275 million in grants under the Net Zero Manufacturing Initiative, which will support workers, small businesses, manufacturers and innovators to take advantage of the transformation of our energy grid. There is $275 million of funding in this round of the Net Zero Manufacturing Initiative…

Funding Amount:

  • Clean Technology Innovation: Up to $25 million
  • Low Carbon Product Manufacturing: Up to $100 million
  • Renewable Manufacturing: Up to $150 million

Who is this for?

This grant is for future energy systems and storage, transportation, built environment, biomanufacturing, power-fuels including hydrogen and agricultural technologies

Round 2 of Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises aims to assist businesses in upgrading or replacing inefficient equipment. The objectives of the program are: The intended outcomes of the program are: Key Dates: Due to the nature of this program and the demand on the system,…

Funding Amount:

A grant of up to $25,000, to cover up to 100% of eligible expenditure. There is a total of $41.241 million available for this grant opportunity.

Who is this for?

This grant opportunity is for small and medium sized businesses with an employee headcount of 1 to 199 employees.

The $40 million National Industrial Transformation Program (NIT Program), previously known as the Industrial Energy Transformation Studies (IETS) Program, will support the reduction of scope 1 and scope 2 emissions at existing or planned industrial facilities across Australia. Who is this for? The following target sectors are considered to…

Funding Amount:

The ARENA funding available under the Program is up to a total amount of $40 million and the total of all grants for a particular project under the Program will not exceed $15 million.

You can apply if you:

  • At the time of applying and throughout the life of the Project, the Applicant must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be an Australian entity incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • have an Australian State or Territory-owned corporation, or a subsidiary of an Australian state or territory owned corporation; or c. an Australian local government or council or an Australian organisation that is purposed with representing and supporting local governments or councils

The implementation of metering and monitoring systems is a critical step towards identifying energy-saving opportunities and building the case for equipment upgrades.  This grant will help NSW businesses by providing up to $100,000 to cover up to 50% of the cost of implementing the recommendations of a energy metering…

Funding Amount:

Up to $100,000 to cover up to 50% of the cost of implementing the recommendations of your energy metering and monitoring plan

Who is this for?

This initiative is for NSW businesses in the manufacturing or industrial or commercial sector.

Eligibility:

You can apply if you:

  • have an energy metering and monitoring plan. The plan must:
    – be no more than 3 years old from the day of the grant application
    – accurately reflect the current processes and systems on site. The breakdown of costs must be supported by itemised quotes valid at the time of the application
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • the proposed metering plan implementation project must be at a NSW site address
  • spend a minimum of $200,000 a year on energy bills at that site, including all purchased fuels, except fuel for transport
  • have a complex energy system including, but not limited to, a combination of:
    – multiple processes
    – multiple distribution systems
    – multiple energy types
    – and/or-multiple end uses

If your application is for a commercial building:

  • only the base building is eligible
  • the occupancy certificate must have been issued prior to 1 January 2022
The Australian Government is partnering with local governments to deliver the $100 million Community Energy Upgrades Fund. The fund will help improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and lower greenhouse emissions. The Australian Government will support local governments through co-funding energy efficiency and electrification upgrades of local government facilities….

The Australian Government is partnering with local governments to deliver the $100 million Community Energy Upgrades Fund.

The fund will help improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and lower greenhouse emissions.

The Australian Government will support local governments through co-funding energy efficiency and electrification upgrades of local government facilities.

The fund will provide grants to local governments for improvements that may include:

  • replacing high energy use heating in council pools with energy saving heat pumps
  • installing energy efficient lighting at sporting fields, libraries and community centres
  • investing in other energy efficiency upgrades.

This $100 million fund adds to the $1.6 billion Energy Savings Package delivering upgrades for homes and businesses in the 2023-24 Budget.

The guidelines for the program will be designed in close consultation with key stakeholders.

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 IETS Program, launched in September 2022 is now closed and has been re-launched with an expanded scope as the National Industrial Transformation Program. 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…

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.

The NSW Government will fund a check-up on your compressed air and steam systems, which are often inefficient and could be costing you a lot to run. NG can survey your compressed air or steam system and identify cost saving opportunities. Contact us Contact an expert What is included…

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