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Energy grants and funding

Various governments and agencies are offering funding and support for demonstration projects and to assist businesses and other organisations with their decarbonisation journeys.

 

On this page we will maintain a register of grants and funding opportunities targeted at business and industrial energy users and solution providers.

Grant and funding opportunities currently available:

NATIONAL

 

Industrial Energy Transformation Studies

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is offering grants of $100,000 to $500,000 for feasibility studies or $250,000 to $5 million for engineering studies for projects that support reduced energy costs and emissions in the industrial sector. This program is targeting the following sectors: manufacturing, industry, agriculture, mining, water supply, waste services and data centres. Learn more.

 

Advancing Renewables Program

ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program supports a range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects. This includes opportunities to optimise the transition to renewable electricity, commercialise clean hydrogen and support the transition to low emissions metals. Learn more.

 

Future Fuels Program

This program from ARENA is an ongoing program developed to enable the demonstration and deployment of new zero emissions vehicle technologies. It aims to overcome barriers to accelerate uptake of zero emission vehicles by fleets, optimise the integration of battery electric vehicles into the grid, demonstrate new use cases for zero electric vehicles and highlight opportunities for them to provide value, and increase the skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to zero emission vehicle technologies. Learn more.

Coles Nurture Fund
Coles has opened round 11 of its Nurture Fund which was established in 2015 and offers grants of up to $500,000 for manufacturers and primary producers to support sustainable practices via improved infrastructure, waste reduction, and energy efficiency projects. Applications close 24 February 2023. Learn more.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Business Energy and Water Program

Small-to-medium business can claim a rebate of up to $5,000 to upgrade to water-efficient and energy-efficient technologies, including appliances, cooling or heating, hot water, insulation, lighting, refrigeration and tapware and toilets. Learn more.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Energy Savings Scheme

NSW businesses can seek support for activities which will help to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Eligible activities for commercial and industrial sites includes lighting upgrades, air conditioner replacement, installation of air source heat pump water heater systems, replacement of boilers and compressed air system activities. Learn more.

 

High-emitting industries – Net Zero Industry and Innovation Investment Plan

$305 million in funding is available to help high-emitting industries develop and deploy decarbonisation projects, from feasibility studies through to commissioning. Learn more.

 

Peak Demand Reduction Scheme

The Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS) from the NSW Government provides incentives to install more efficient appliances that use less electricity during peak times, such as air conditioners, refrigerated cabinets, heat pump hot water systems and motors for ventilation or refrigeration. Learn more.

Developing renewable and low-carbon manufacturing industries

The NSW Government is investing $550 million to support local manufacturing industries to develop renewable energy and low carbon products. Registrations of interest (ROI) are open until 28 February 2023 to identify potentially suitable projects that may be investment ready and require government support. Learn more.

Regional Job Creation Fund
Expressions of interest for Round Three of the NSW Government's $240 million Regional Job Creation Fund are now open, offering grants of $10,000 to $10 million to support existing businesses in regional NSW to grow, innovate, and increase productivity. EOIs close 6 March 2023. Learn more.

Electric Vehicle Fleets Incentive

Round three of the NSW Government's $105 million Electric Vehicle Fleets Incentive with NSW businesses, councils, not-for-profits and hire companies encouraged to take up the incentives to support the purchase of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), with additional funds available for smart base charging. Learn more.
 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

 

Smarter Business Solutions

Northern Territory businesses and other eligible organisations can apply for grants to help fund energy advice and audits, renewable energy system installations and the implementation of efficiency measures. Learn more.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

Assess-Implement-Monitor grants

Businesses can claim grants of up to $15,000 to engage experts to assess ways to implement more economically and environmentally sustainable practices. Grants will support resource and materials efficiency, sustainable procurement, greenhouse gas/carbon emissions management review, and net zero emissions strategy development, and energy audits/assessments. Learn more.

 

VICTORIA

 

Victorian Energy Upgrades program

The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program gives businesses discounts on a wide range of energy-efficient products that can help cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Products eligible for support include lighting, refrigeration, ventilation and heating and cooling (including heat pumps). Depending on the size of your business and the upgrade/s, you can save between $500 and $74,000 a year on energy costs. Learn more.

 

NEW ZEALAND

Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry Fund

After announcing a $650 million expansion of the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry Fund (GIDI), applications are now open for Round 5, with proposals due by 2 March 2023. Learn more.

FUNDING AND SUPPORT ANNOUCED AND COMING SOON

 

National – Powering Australia Technology Fund
A $500 million fund administered through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation which will help businesses progress innovative projects and technologies to reduce emissions. Learn more.

 

NSW – Renewable Fuels Scheme

Part of the NSW Hydrogen Strategy, this scheme will incentivise the production of green hydrogen. Set to being in 2024. Learn more.

 

NSW – Metering and Monitoring Planning Offer and Implementation Grants

Applications for support for NSW businesses to establish comprehensive metering and monitoring plans to enable energy productivity improvements are slated to open in late 2022. Applicants for grants to implement recommended metering and monitoring plans will open in the first half of 2023. Learn more.

TAS - Energy efficiency loan scheme for commercial and industrial businesses
The Tasmanian Government will establish a new $50 million loan scheme for commercial and industrial customers that are, due to their higher energy use, unable to access the existing Energy Saver Loan Scheme. This new scheme will make available no interest loans up to $10,000 to approved eligible businesses, with the option to apply for further low interest loans up to $50,000 for three years. Learn more.

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