Energy assessment grants

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The Boosting Business Productivity program grants identified over $17 million in annual savings on energy bills. From these identified savings over 40 actions have been taken, saving business more than $400,000 a year and saving Victoria 1,300 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Energy assessments help businesses save money on their energy bills and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This is done by identifying energy efficiency improvements for your business, reviewing pricing tariffs and considering renewable energy options.

Energy Assessment Grants

Basic energy assessment grant

Up to $2000 towards the cost of a basic energy assessment and a further $3000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions. This is recommended for businesses spending between $20,000 to $50,000 on energy per annum.

Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $2600, Sustainability Victoria funds $2000, the business funds $600. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $3000, Sustainability Victoria funds the $3000 to undertake the project.

Detailed energy assessment grant

Half the cost of an assessment up to $15,000 and a further $5000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions. This is recommended for businesses spending more than $50,000 on energy per annum.

Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $8200, Sustainability Victoria funds $4100, the business funds $4100. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $5000, Sustainability Victoria funds the $5000 to undertake the project.

Energy assessment grant recipients
Business Funding
A Maze N Things $4500
Adapt-a-lift Group Pty Ltd (Adaptalift) $5000
Alba Cheese Pty Ltd $12700
Apollo Bay Brewing $2622
Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-Operative Society Ltd $17621.83
Apollo Bay Hotel $12964
Ararat Abattoir $12500
Arcare Cheltenham $9200
Arcare Wantirna South $9900
Arcare Malvern East $8900
Arcare Sydenham $4400
Asahi Premium Beverages $16750
Ausfresh $13800
Austral Hotel Trading Pty Ltd $2500
AVEO Group Limited $5000
Bayley House $5000
BBS Flooring Products Pty Ltd $6000
Bendigo Stadium $12000
Bens Supernatural Fast Food $5000
Big4 Borderland Wodonga $5000
Big4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park $5000
Boge Elastmetall Australia Pty Ltd $5000
Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Ltd $11550
BP One Stop $5000
Bradwell Dairy Co Pty Ltd $4375
Bright Brewery Australia Pty Ltd $5700
Britannia Metal Industries $8925
Bromac Farming $9000
Buronga Truck Sales $5000
Burra Foods $18000
Burton's Supa IGA $9000
Butler Market Gardens $19930
Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd $5000
Cameo Cinemas $6995
Campbell's Soups Australia $14277
Capilano Honey Limited $5000
Caps & Closures $13000
Casalingo Smallgoods (South Food Group Pty Ltd) $10600
Catalent Australia Pty Ltd $15289
CDC Geelong Pty Ltd $5000
CERES Community Environment Park $6000
Chobani Pty Ltd $12600
Chromagen Australia Pty Ltd $5000
Class Plastics $9000
Classic Cinemas $6995
Clough Fuel $5000
Colonial Brewing Co $8000
Complete POD Solutions Pty Ltd $12000
Composite Materials Engineering (CME) $16161
Coolibah Herbs $20000
Corafield Farms $9000
Cornelius Willem Droppert & Sandra Helen Jefford $9250
Corrigans Produce Farms Pty Ltd $16380
Courtney and Patterson $5000
Croc’s Playcentre and Café Narre Warren $5000
Crown Resorts Limited / Crown Melbourne Limited $12600
Delatite Hotel $5850
Denim 108 Pty Ltd (Nobody Denim) $14150
Denso ( Australia) Pty Ltd $5000
Dicky Bill Farming Pty Ltd $17170
Ego Pharmaceuticals $14582.50
Eildon Pondage Holiday Park $5000
Eirenclare Farms $9000
Enviropacific Services Pty Ltd $20000
EP Robinson Pty Ltd $8875
Exquisine Pty Ltd $5000
Faith Christian Church Inc $6820
Falls Creek Alpine Resort $20000
Ferntree Gully Holden $5000
Ferntree Gully Isuzu $5000
Ferntree Gully Nissan $5000
Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes Pty Ltd $12000
Flexible Drive $5900
Foamex Victoria $13000
Forest Edge CYC $5000
Fragapane Farms $20000
Fresh Fields Mushrooms $13355
Fronditha Care Clayton $9335
Fronditha Care Templestowe $9335
Fronditha Care Thornbury $9335
Gazzola Farms $20000
GCP Applied Technologies $6000
Geelong Glass and Aluminium $20000
Goodman Fielder $20000
Gray Wigg Pty Ltd $9500
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee Inc $13000
Great Stupa Universal Compassion Ltd $10000
Green Acres Golf Club Pty Ltd $8020
Green Onions $5000
Guzman Y Gomez Collins Street $5000
Guzman Y Gomez Emporium $5000
Guzman Y Gomez Kennington $5000
Guzman Y Gomez Maribyrnong $2000
Guzman Y Gomez Tullamarine $2000
GW and KL Peddle $2500
H W Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd $16500
Hardwicks Meat Works Pty Ltd $9600
Hawkers Beer $10400
Hayleycross Pty Ltd $11250
healthAbility (Nillumbik Community Health Services) $9250
Hindustan Imports $4650
Hollowcore Plastic Extrusions Pty Ltd $5000
Homestyle Aged Care - Clarendon Grange $9500
Horsham Sports and Community Club $9125
Hotham Alpine Resort $20000
Hydraulic & Pneumatic Pty Ltd $5000
Idyll Wine Co Pty Ltd $13800
IGA Cheltenham $5000
Indochinese Elderly Refugees Association VIC Cairnlea $6225
Indochinese Elderly Refugees Association VIC Keilor $4900
Ingenia Lifestyle Village $9450
Inkerman Panels $5000
Innstay Serviced Apartments $4800
Input Fitness (Style @ Sur Pty Ltd) $6700
Islamic Museum of Australia $14674
Jalplas Pty Ltd $15835.70
Jamieson Caravan Park $5000
Jinchilla AG $2800
KFC Ararat $8750
Kikki.K $5000
King Valley Wines Pty Ltd $8500
Kingfield Galvanizing Pty Ltd $14750
Lido Cinemas $6995
Lion-Dairy & Drinks Pty Limited $16500
Machonochie Farms $2500
Manpak Pty Ltd $12400
Manto Produce $2617
Marand Precision Engineering $11438
Mason Brothers Vegetable Farms $14910
MCC Meats $10485
McDonalds Niddrie $9290
Merriwa Industries Pty Ltd $7050
Mildura Golf Resort $12850
Mildura Truck Centre $5000
Millhaven Lodge $6250
Moondarra Cheese Pty Ltd $8900
Nandos $10600
NCI Packaging Preston $5782.50
NCI Packaging Tullamarine $6497.50
Neaves Mirams Agriculture Trust $2500
Neerim District Health Service $10000
New World Whiskey Distillery Pty Ltd $8500
Northway Honda $5000
Omniblend Pty Ltd $15000
One Stop Car Wash $5000
Otway Coast Committee $2621.83
Oztek Holdings Pty Ltd $9250
Palace Cinemas $8750
Patties Foods Ltd $15975
Peter Schreurs & Sons $16560
Phillip Island Adventure Resort (Christian Youth Camps Limited) $10150
Piovillico Flowers Pty Ltd $10300
Planex Sales Pty Ltd $12400
Portikal Eleven $9000
Portland Cool Store & Packing Shed $5000
Precision Plating (Aust) Pty Ltd $5000
Premier Wood Machining Services $10275
Prom Country Cheese $5000
Prydes Confectionery Victoria Pty Ltd Broadmeadows $6960
Prydes Confectionery Victoria Pty Ltd Knoxfield $8280
RACV Cape Schanck $6084
RACV Cobram $4970
RACV Goldfields $4086
RACV Healesville $5341
RACV Inverloch $6827
RACV Torquay $2155
Rawson Caravan Park $9450
Rawson Village $5000
Red Rooster Foods Pty Ltd $9125
Red Spice Road $5000
Regis Aged Care Sandringham $9620
Regis Aged Care Brighton $8776
Regis Aged Care Frankston $9840
Regis Aged Care Cranbourne $4982
Riverside Produce $16380
Robert Bosch Australia / BSH Home Appliances Pty Ltd $20000
Rutherford Orchards $5000
Rutherglen IGA $17617
Saputo Dairy Australia Cobram $12200
Saputo Dairy Australia Kiewa $8740
Saputo Dairy Australia Laverton $9040
Saputo Dairy Australia Leongatha $5070
Saputo Dairy Australia Maffra $5950
Schnitz Bendigo $5000
Schnitz Ballarat $5000
Schreurs & Sons $20000
Secura Lifestyle Shepparton East $5000
Shell Baxter $5000
Shepparton Truck Centre $5000
Sims Metal Brooklyn $15980
Sims Metal Campbellfield $18000
South Coast Junior Aquactics $5000
Southern Advanced Plants $5000
Southern Ocean Mariculture $7750
Sri Ananda Bhavan $5000
Steel Mains Pty Ltd $8900
Sterling Plating $5000
Stokehouse (Stokegroup) $12500
Stomping Ground Brewing Company $5400
Stratford on the River Tourist Park $5000
Stuart Wines Company $9995
Sun Pharma $8662.50
Sunbury United Sporting Club $8700
Suncorp Corporate Services Pty Ltd $7250
Super Clean Linen Service $2617.25
Swan Hill Kia $5000
Swan Hill Toyota $5000
Tempo Foods $14900
The Boulevard Caravan Park $5000
The Leslie Manor Trust $6400
The Owl & The Baker $2622
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club Inc $10700
The Skinny Dog Hotel $8450
Time Out Melbourne $5000
Twin City Truck Centre $5000
Value Heat Treatment $9000
Velisha National Farms $20000
Vic Feeds $2617
VicSpa $5000
Visy Packaging Pty Ltd $17400
Vitality Brands Worldwide Pty Ltd $5000
Viva Energy Australia $15932
Warragul Dry Cleaners $5000
Warraky Pty Ltd $2800
Womersleys Mitre 10 Chelsea Heights $4475
Woodbine Holdings Pty Ltd $2800
Woodlands Golf Club $7190
Yarra Glen Grand Hotel $8450
Yarragon Hotel $4800
Yarram Holiday Park $5000
Yering Station $10475

Grant recipient case studies

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op

"When our electricity retailer advised us that our usage charges were about to double we realised it was a good time to start looking at ways to reduce costs. We contacted Sustainability Victoria and an energy audit was organised. The audit outlined five clear areas where we could find real savings. We decided to implement all the recommended changes which is expected to reduce energy costs by 47% and emissions by 151 tonnes per year”  Alan Nicholls, Director of Apollo Bay Fishermen’s Co-op

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Aerial shot of the Burra Foods plant at sunrise

Burra Foods

"The assessment process opened our eyes to a range of opportunities we previously didn’t have the time or in-house energy expertise to quantify. We couldn’t believe the amount of savings possible by adjusting billing charges and making control adjustments across our process. Management was extremely happy with the results and we can now move forward with a clear action plan to reduce costs and our environmental footprint." – Stewart Carson, General Manager of Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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Catalent office building

Catalent

The type of projects likely to be highlighted will be installing variable speed drives on their main air handler fans, & hot water and chilled water pumps. Initial analysis indicates savings upwards of $100,000 a year by doing this in conjunction with optimising the sites refrigeration plant, hot water boilers and air compressors.

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Inside the Planex factory

Planex

Planex’s energy assessment identified 12 different actions;  ranging from changing operational tactics (such as production-line speed) to upgrading the plant’s compressed air system. In total, the identified opportunities present more than $30,000 per annum in potential gas savings and 500tCO2-e/y in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Grants Support Representative

Sustainability Victoria

1300 363 744

grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au