Energy Efficiency Capability Grants – Funded projects

Last updated: 15 September 2022
Number of recipients to date: 6
Total funding awarded to date: $551,680
All projects to be completed by: May 2019

Projects funded that either build the energy efficiency capability of small-to-medium enterprises or the skills of service providers.

Fund recipients

Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

A grant to provide a mentoring service to the Victorian manufacturing industry. The partners are with energy and sustainability consultancies Ndevr Environmental and Wollemi to provide workshops, one on one business mentoring and coaching to reduce energy costs and build a culture of sustainability amongst participants.

Funding: $150,000

Bayside City Council

A grant to provide sector specific training to aged care facilities through workshops and further one-to-one support to help increase energy management knowledge across the sector, 9 businesses representing 12 aged-care facilities have taken part in one of two training workshops. The participating businesses are now engaged in measuring their usage and identifying improvement opportunities with one to one help from energy efficiency consultancy Carbonetix.

Funding: $18,500

Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA)

ARA are delivering a project that monitors refrigeration equipment for the food retail sector. Fifty Metis energy monitoring units have been installed on refrigeration equipment across Victoria in more than 40 SME businesses. Data from the monitoring equipment is analysed to identify potential faults and inefficiencies in the running of the refrigeration systems.

Funding: $150,000

Nillumbik Shire Council

A grant to support local cafes, restaurants and wineries to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs. The program consists of training workshops and on site mentoring. Over 30 businesses in the area have signed up for the scheme, and 12 have completed the first 2 stages in the workshops. These businesses have now received one to one visits from an energy assessor employed by the council, and several have already reduced their energy bills costs.

Funding: $35,180

Melbourne Polytechnic

A grant in partnership with Energy Skills Australia to develop and deliver a new Certificate IV in Energy Management and Control to qualified and apprentice electricians. The course has been accredited and the first delivery commenced at the beginning of April 2018. Once tested and fully developed, the program will be made available to other training organisations around Victoria.

Funding: $148,000


A grant to conduct a feasibility study to assist in identifying the most suitable energy options for NORTH Link’s participating organisations, including reducing their energy costs and moving towards increased energy sustainability (using renewable energy) and greater energy self-sufficiency. The study will provide government an opportunity to explore and showcase sustainable energy solutions for a diverse group of organisations, with insights that can be shared with similar businesses or industry organisations.

Funding: $50,000

More information

This grant program is closed, but you can email us if you have any queries.