Energy management for business

This section is designed for small to medium sized businesses. 

Energy-intensive businesses with a net energy consumption of more than 0.05 PJ per year should go to the section on energy management for large energy users.

It makes sense for businesses of all sizes to understand their energy use and costs, and know the options available to reduce them.

See our information on these key steps to reducing your business energy costs:

Energy efficiency grants for small and medium businesses

The Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Enterprises provides up to $25,000 to monitor energy use, replace or upgrade existing equipment to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.

The first round of grant applications is open from 10am AEDT Monday 6 March until 5pm AEST Wednesday 19 April 2023, or until funds are exhausted.

Small and medium businesses can apply for grants from $10,000 to $25,000 to cover up to 100% of eligible project expenditure. There is a total of $16 million available through this grant opportunity.

Learn more about the energy efficiency grants, including guidelines and how to apply.

Other grants and funding

The Grants and funding section includes information on Australian Government and state and territory government programs that help businesses access finance for energy efficiency improvement projects.

If you are part of the nearly 1 million home-based businesses in Australia, see the Home-based business guide for practical and realistic tips and steps to reduce your energy costs when running a business from home. 

For sector-specific information on how to reduce your energy costs, see the Industry sector guides.

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