Business energy coaching

Business energy coaching

Working out how to cut energy bills can be daunting. The NSW government is funding energy coaches to give your business a one-on-one check-up.

An energy coach will identify what is guzzling energy. They can show you ways to cut costs and emissions and help you apply for government funding to do it.  

Get a coach

How to apply

  1. Make sure you are eligible.
  2. Find a coach on our approved list.
  3. Your energy coach will submit your application to us. You will need to:
  • email them one or two energy bills from the last 12 months
  • sign a completed form they will give you.

4. Your energy coach will confirm if your application has been successful. They will arrange a time to do the coaching.

Select your business:

I am a small energy user (I spend under $30,000 a year on energy bills)

I am a medium energy user (I spend over $30,000 a year on energy bills)

I am a high energy user in mining, manufacturing or agriculture (I spend around $500,000 a year on energy bills) 

I am a small energy user (I spend under $30,000 a year on energy bills)

Get two hours of free one-on-one advice on how to save energy. Your energy coach will scope out possible energy saving projects and may be able to help get you government funding to complete them.

To be eligible you must:

  • have a business site in NSW
  • have an ABN and be registered for GST
  • spend under $30,000 a year on energy bills.

Find a coach for small energy users

Use only coaches on this list.

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I am a medium energy user (I spend over $30,000 a year on energy bills)

Get up to twenty hours of one-on-one energy coaching capped at $4,000. We pay 90% of the final bill. For example, if your coach costs $4,000, you pay only $400.  

A coach can help you to:

  • work out ways to save energy and cut emissions.
  • build a business case to do an energy-savings project.
  • apply for more funding to upgrade/replace equipment, improve your processes and much more.

To get the offer your business must:

  • be in NSW
  • have an ABN and be registered for GST
  • spend over $30,000 a year on energy bills.

Find a coach for medium energy users

Only use coaches on this list.

Company Contact

I am a high energy user in mining, manufacturing and agriculture (I spend around $500,000 a year on energy bills)

Get a free energy coach to do a major check-up on your business. They will prepare a list of things you can do to cut energy and emissions.

After your check-up, we will fund up to $35,000 towards plans on your “to do” list. You will need to pay 20% of the final bill. For example, if your energy project costs $28,000, you pay $5,600.

Making across-the-board changes is better for your business. You can:

  • develop a big picture policy
  • do a site-wide audit
  • train staff on how to save energy
  • come up with procurement plans to buy better equipment and much, much more.

Doing all this also gets you closer to ISO 50001 accreditation if you want it.

To get the offer your business must:

  • be in manufacturing, mining or agriculture in NSW
  • have an ABN and be registered for GST

For those in manufacturing, the following sub sectors are eligible:

  • primary metal and metal product manufacturing
  • basic chemical, chemical polymer and rubber product manufacturing
  • non-metallic mineral products manufacturing
  • food, beverages and tobacco product manufacturing.

For manufacturing sub sectors other than the above, you can still be eligible if you:

  • have greater than 1% of revenue spent on energy annually
  • have annual energy usage that exceeds 3000MWh.

This offer is only available to 120 businesses. 

Find a coach for high energy users

Only use coaches on this list.

Company Contact

Register your interest

Please contact us at energy.saver [at] environment.nsw.gov.au (energy.saver@environment.nsw.gov.au) if you have questions.

 

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Page last updated on 3 March 2020