As part of the Climate Solutions Package, the Australian Government will deliver $50 million of grants to assist business and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. This measure will deliver up to 3 million tonnes of abatement to 2030. Funding will support activities to help community organisations save energy through:
• equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption, including energy generation and storage projects (for example solar photovoltaic panels, batteries and solar hot water)
• completion of energy systems assessments according to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3598 2014 to investigate energy savings opportunities.
Grant applications to fund energy generation and storage projects for eligible community organisations will open in October 2019. Grant applications for other equipment upgrades and energy audits will open by early 2020.
- Building end-uses