Country:New Zealand
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2011
Date Ended:2014
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Auditing, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Industry>Industrial equipment>Compressors
Agency:Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Funding:NZD 1 million for the fiscal year 2011/12.

This policy is intended to increase the efficiency of compressed air systems in the New Zealand industry. Funding is provided for two levels of audits on large compressed air systems (>=75KW)

  • a basic walk-through audit of the plant/ system, and
  • an in-depth audit. 

Auditors must be accredited Compressed Air Systems auditors (trained through a programme referred to in the capacity building section above).  The walk-through audit is primarily aimed at identifying and quantifying the opportunity for savings on a site.  Some specific recommendations will arise from this as well as an assessment of whether an in-depth audit is justified.  Follow-ups are performed after 6 and 12 months to determine the level of savings achieved. The commercial programme is currently delivering annual savings of around 0.2 PJ a year; at a cost to Government of around 25% of the cost of building new supply assets.

This record is superseded by:EECA Business Programme

Last modified: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:31:01 CET