Energy is an essential input to all manufacturing, typically accounting for 5% of variable operating costs and up to 20%+ in energy-intensive industries. When margins are under pressure, energy spend can have a direct bearing on the viability of a business.

Doubling energy productivity will help Australian manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market.


Doubling energy productivity in manufacturing

Our aspiration is to double energy productivity across the Australian economy. Collaborating with industry experts, we have developed a roadmap identifying the obstacles and opportunities on the path to doubling the energy productivity of the manufacturing sector. As you will read, it is not all about new technology: up to 50% savings in energy are possible through smarter use of existing technologies.

Transforming energy use in manufacturing

In 2018 we partnered with Sustainability Victoria, the then NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Climate-KIC Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to produce a series of guides on transforming energy use in manufacturing. The guides show industry how to capture business benefits using adaptive, intelligent, connected energy productivity solutions.

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A2EP is an independent, not-for-profit coalition of research, business and government leaders helping Australian businesses pursue a cleaner and more successful future by producing more with less energy.

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