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Business Energy Advice Program

The Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) delivers advice to help small businesses and their representatives get better energy deals and reduce their energy usage.

The program provides 2 free services for eligible small businesses:

1. Business Energy Advice

The first element of the program is Business Energy Advice, a personalised energy consultation delivered by the NSW Business Chamber, funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

This service helps small businesses understand their energy savings opportunities, choose the best energy plan for their business, and receive tailored advice on energy efficiency opportunities best suited to their industry.

This service is targeted at small businesses with:

  • between 6 and 20 employees
  • 5 or fewer employees and have been adversely affected by drought 

You can register for an energy consultation at If your business has more or fewer staff, you can still access helpful resources on Information is also available on for small and medium businesses.    

2. Small Business Energy Check

The second element of the program is the Small Business Energy Check, an energy spend benchmarking tool that allows small businesses to compare their energy spend to that of similar businesses in their industry and region. The purpose of the tool is to give small businesses information on whether they are paying too much for their energy. It can be used on its own, or in conjunction with a Business Energy Advice consultation.

The Small Business Energy Check is tailored for small businesses with fewer than 20 staff operating anywhere in Australia. It can also be used by advisers to small business, such as accountants, bookkeepers and energy experts.

With a recent energy bill and some basic information about your industry and business size in hand, completing the check takes a couple of minutes. The tool is available at

Contact us

If you'd like to know more about the Business Energy Advice Program, please email

More information

Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) Factsheet

Small to medium businesses energy advice 

Conduct an energy efficiency assessment 

Access finance for energy efficiency 

Home-based business energy advice 

Rebates and assistance

Your rights as an energy customer 

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