Assisting manufacturers to better manage their energy use and maximise efficiency is good for the environment and can contribute to improved business outcomes.
Equilibrium welcomes Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Energy Saver program and its focus on supporting manufacturers to achieve new levels of energy efficiency. Programs such as Energy Saver provide a valuable stimulus for manufacturers to implement new energy saving technologies and processes that may otherwise be out of reach.
Manufacturers in NSW looking to implement new energy efficiency measures over the coming months should investigate any funding opportunities through the Manufacturing Efficiency Funding program. This is a timely initiative and can make a real difference for some companies wanting to save energy and improve operational efficiencies.
There are two co-funding offers available, and applications close 10 July 2020. Offers are limited to one project per site.
Offer 1: Metering and process optimisation
Up to $50,000 funding available for projects that can be completed within 18 months, and involve:
> installing metering and involve data analysis to identify faulty equipment
> installing sensors and controls to improve combustion efficiency
> fine-tuning equipment to operates more efficiently
Offer 2: Equipment upgrades
Up to $70,000 funding available for manufacturers to install or upgrade to more energy efficient equipment. Example projects may include:
> fuel switching
> bespoke heat recovery projects
> major chiller upgrades
> compressed air system modifications
> high efficiency equipment for new production lines or sites
If you are interested in the program and looking for support with applying or navigating the guidelines, please contact the Equilibrium team on BH (03) 9372 5356.
For complete details on Energy Saver NSW look here.