The program also offered a rebate for eligible energy efficiency improvements, and follow-up support.
Why this matters…
- Participants have generated significant, verified energy and cost savings for their businesses. Using data available in May 2012, the evaluation showed businesses save $10.1 million in bill savings; 44,000 megawatt hours of electricity and 47,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (tCO2–e) a year. That is enough electricity to power more than 6 700 households for a year, or a town about the size of Parkes.
Based on average 6.5 MWh per household per year (IPART) and 6,250 households in Parkes projected for 2016 (NSW Planning and Environment 2014 Population Projections data)
- The satisfaction rating for assessors was 78 per cent. Four out of five participants were satisfied or very satisfied with the assessor’s recommendations.
- Ninety-three per cent of participants have at least partially implemented their assessor’s recommendations.
Measurement and verification of energy savings within the Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program (PDF 2.4MB)
Report by Energetics Pty Ltd
Energy Efficiency for Small Business – Evaluation of the Program Phase 2 (PDF 1.4MB)
Report by Databuild Research and Solutions