$16 million in funding for NSW manufacturers to save energy

Up to $120,000 per site is available to manufacturers as part of the NSW Government Energy Saver program to help them save energy, money and stay competitive globally.

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Applications have opened for manufacturers to access funding from the $16 million program.

Businesses that have implemented similar projects have found savings can run to over $100,000 a year, while reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

The funding will help manufacturers to:

  • upgrade energy monitoring systems
  • replace or retrofit old, inefficient equipment
  • install new energy-efficient equipment
  • improve manufacturing processes.

The first round of funding opened on 22 February 2019 to 30 June 2019. More information on the program is available at Manufacturing efficiency funding

The Energy Saver program also provides an additional $3.5 million for energy intensive manufacturing businesses to improve the way they manage energy. These manufacturers can receive free energy management system benchmarking to understand their performance against industry standard. Participating businesses can then receive up to $30,000 of support and coaching from industry experts.

Briefing sessions will be held to help businesses understand the funding offers, get tips for a successful application and ask any questions they may have. These will be held across regional and metropolitan NSW in March and April.

Information about the offers or arrangements for an interview, can be made by contacting Colleen Kurdian at 02  8837 6028.