Manufacturing efficiency funding

Are you a manufacturing business interested in cutting thousands of dollars a year off your energy bills?

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What's available?

The NSW Government has $16.7 million in funding to help manufacturers:

  • install energy efficient equipment and energy metering
  • improve their manufacturing processes.

This offer will help businesses save energy and money.

Matched funding up to $120,000 per manufacturing site is available for projects that save stationary energy (gas and electricity).

Funding Offers

You can apply for:

  • the metering offer (Offer 1) and
  • one of the energy efficiency offers (either Offer 2a or 2b).

Offers are subject to change in subsequent rounds. We recommend applying early.

Offer 1 – Metering and process optimisation  

Sites can install or upgrade energy monitoring systems to improve control of manufacturing processes and machinery to save energy.

Funding cap: One project up to $50,000 of matched funding per site

Offer 2a – Simple energy efficiency upgrades       

Retrofit and replace specific technologies such as, economisers and burners for boilers and variable speed drives.

Funding cap: Multiple projects up to a total of  $30,000 of matched funding per site

Offer 2b – Measured and verified energy efficiency upgrades

Complex energy efficiency projects such as heat recovery and boiler upgrades. Energy savings are measured and verified using an internationally recognised method.

Funding cap: One project up to $70,000 of matched funding per site

Are you eligible?    

To apply for funding you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • manufacture at a site in NSW.

How do I apply?

The first funding round will open in late February 2019.

Application forms and the Program Guide will be available from that date.

The funding round will close on 31 May 2019.

To be notified when the funding round is open, please register your interest here:

How will this help my business?

Businesses that have carried out similar projects have found savings can run to over $100,000 a year. They have also reduced downtime and maintenance costs, and improved worker safety. Some recent projects:

Any questions?

If you have questions, manufacturing [at] energysaver.nsw.gov.au (contact us).