Small Business Energy Saver Program – Funded projects

Last updated: 8 August 2022
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Number of recipients to date: 4,426
Total funding awarded to date: $4,450,000
All projects to be completed by: June 2022

Funding supported Victorian small businesses to upgrade to more energy-efficient operating equipment to reduce their energy bills and reduce emissions.

For more information, view  Small Business Energy Saver Program for Small Businesses.

Fund recipients

Announcement date: 1 July 2022.

Funds were awarded to small businesses to upgrade their operating equipment at a discounted rate.

By upgrade

Here is a list of the type of equipment installed or upgraded and the number of businesses:

  • Water heating – heat pump replacing electric resistance: 2,545.
  • Refrigerator cabinet: 1,498.
  • High efficiency refrigerator and freezer: 293.
  • Space heating- room air to air heat pump 202.
  • Cold room: 2.
  • Water heating – gas/LPG instantaneous replacing electric resistance: 2.

By region

Here is a list by region of the number of businesses that received funding:

  • Southern metropolitan: 1,214.
  • Northern metropolitan: 838.
  • Western metropolitan: 790.
  • Eastern metropolitan: 471.
  • Barwon South West: 249.
  • Inner metropolitan: 203.
  • Gippsland: 179.
  • Inner South-East metropolitan: 156.
  • Hume: 127.
  • Grampians: 120.
  • Loddon Mallee: 97.

By industry (Top 15)

Here is a list by industry of the number of businesses that received funding:

  • Food and beverage services: 977.
  • Other – automotive including brakes, car repair, caravans and motor repair: 681.
  • Professional services: 508.
  • Manufacturing – other: 365.
  • Retail trade – store-based: 361.
  • Retail trade – motor vehicle: 284.
  • Retail trade – food retailing: 280.
  • Construction – building and other: 146.
  • Manufacturing – furniture: 116.
  • Warehousing and storage services: 89.
  • Transport services: 67.
  • Wholesale trade – motor vehicle and parts: 65.
  • Wholesale trade – other goods: 63.
  • Hair and beauty: 54.
  • Sports and recreation – gym, sports clubs and other: 53.

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