Under its Energy Efficient Communities Program announced in the 2019 federal budget, businesses across Australia consuming more than 0.05 petajoules of energy annually can apply for the grant.
Grants of up to $25,000 will be available for equipment upgrades that save energy, investment in monitoring systems to better manage energy use, and energy audits and feasibility studies to investigate energy efficiency opportunities.
Applicants will need to match the grant funding with an equally sized co-contribution.
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said the program is aimed at helping certain types of businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.
“Energy is a big part of the operational costs for businesses. Any support the government can give to get those costs down will help businesses to invest, expand and employ more Australians,” Minister Taylor said.