Grants for small business to become energy efficient

Victorian small businesses can tap into grants of up to $9000 for energy assessments and new technology support.

The Business-Boosting Productivity grants program was announced as part of the Victorian Government’s energy Efficiency and Productivity Strategy.

Minister responsible for energy, Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $3 million in grants at the All-Energy Conference in Melbourne today.

“This program will equip more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses with energy efficiency skills and tools to help them cut energy costs, reduce greenhouse emissions and improve productivity.

Businesses with up to 200 employees spending more than $20,000 annually on energy bills will benefit from the energy assessments, expert advice and financial support available.

The program will run dual streams: the second offering grants for industry associations and business networks to build energy efficiency knowledge in small to medium-sized businesses.

Victoria has also released a New Energy Technologies Sector Strategy detailing the government’s comprehensive approach to transforming the energy sector.