Australia Grants and Rebates Update

August 20, 2018 Jenna Bieller

Australia Grants and Rebates Update

Schneider Electric helps organisations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency grants. Currently, there are a variety of incentives available in Australia, which eligible businesses can use to drive the value of their energy efficiency programs. Below, we have compiled some of the ongoing grants in Victoria for your reference.

Energy Assessment Grants (Victoria)

The Boosting Business Productivity energy assessment grants are open to businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy. It may include electricity, gas, LPG, and diesel that is used in stationary equipment or certain equipment (e.g.: Forklifts) that are limited to the site boundary. An energy assessment will identify potential energy efficiency improvements for your business, review pricing tariffs, and explore suitable renewable energy options.

There are two types of grants available:

Eligibility

  • Grants are available to all types of businesses with energy spending more than $20,000 per year
  • Organisations that are not eligible:
  • Commonwealth, state or local government entities
  • Industry professional associations
  • Educational institutions
  • Grants are not available to assess energy use in private residences
  • The business and project must be located in Victoria

How to Get Involved

There is a total funding of $2.5 million available and the applications will close on 28 September, 2018 @ 4pm or until the funding is exhausted. We encourage all the eligible businesses to make the most of this grant as they are meant to help businesses identify and implement any energy saving techniques. To apply click here or contact us.

Gas Efficiency Grants (Victoria)

Sustainability Victoria is offering matched funding of up to $50,000 to assist eligible businesses with the cost of a variety of gas-related projects. The Gas Efficiency Grants will support businesses operating in Victoria with an annual energy spend above $20,000 and using gas for equipment and/or processes that are core to the business operations.

Eligible projects must either improve gas efficiency or gas productivity. Gas efficiency upgrades results in the business using less gas per annum, whilst producing or processing the same units of output. Gas productivity upgrades result in the business using less gas per unit of output. The business may use the same or more gas per annum because the number of units of output has increased.

Eligibility

  • Businesses operating in Victoria with an annual energy spend above $20,000
  • Businesses using gas for equipment and/or processes that are core to the business operations
  • Organisations that are not eligible:
  • Commonwealth, state or local government entities
  • Any organisation that is applying for upgrades to premises owned by a government entity
  • Any organisation that is applying for upgrades to an office building (should apply through Better Commercial Buildings Grants instead)
  • Any organisation that is applying for upgrades to equipment that is used for staff amenities and not core to the business operations

How to Get Involved

Gas Efficiency Grants will be available until the $2 million funding pool has been fully allocated. Grants will be approved for funding on a rolling basis. Once the application is approved, the applicant needs to enter into a Funding Agreement (contract) with Sustainability Victoria. Any approved projects must be completed within 12 months of the funding agreement being signed.

To apply click here or contact us.

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