Current Grant Funding Opportunities

A brief summary of federal and state government opportunities are provided below. In addition please review our news page where we will provide constant updates on the availability of government grants.

Energy Audits in Victoria - ongoing

Small and medium business owners can benefit from a $6000 grant towards the cost of an energy audit assessment at their premises. Enhar provides Level 2 energy audits for commercial, industrial and educational facilities throughout Victoria. Contact us to get your audit process started.

Environmental Upgrade Agreements - ongoing

The Sustainable Melbourne Fund manages Environmental Upgrade Agreements which enable tenants and landlords to benefit from solar Photovoltaic and efficient lighting/HVAC/controls/insulation etc in buildings in the City of Melbourne area. The up front cost of the whole project is met by a long term loan through the EUA and is repaid via the property rates. This program can unlock significant benefits which tenants would otherwise not be able to realise, and can help owner occupiers to fund solar and efficiency projects.

Councils which are now open for EUA applications include:

  • Melbourne
  • Bendigo
  • Wyndham
  • Shepparton
  • Geelong
  • Hobsons Bay
  • Maribyrnong

Enhar provides Level 2 Energy Audits and Solar feasibility reports which are a good qualification to support environmental upgrade agreements. Enhar can also assist with the application processes. Contact us to find out more.

New South Wales Energy Saver - 50% rebates towards Energy Audit and Technical Support costs, ongoing

Enhar is an approved energy efficiency consultant on this scheme. Read our NSW energy audit capability statement here. Find out how the scheme works for your busines here.  Compies within New South Wales can enjoy affordable, expert, targetted advice from Enhar on how to reduce energy costs, benefit from solar PV and how to fund the measures.  You benefit from Enhar expertise plus the support of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.  Contact us to learn more.

VEET scheme for commercial and industrial energy efficiency - 2017

Project based methodologies for the Victorian Energy Saver Scheme are expected to arrive in 2017. Products and projects can therefore expect to benefit from VEEC creation, improving the business case for energy efficiency projects.

Future Proofing Geelong - 50% rebates towards Energy Audit costs, open now

Enhar is now listed on the ‘Geelong Energy Efficiency Service Providers List’. This is the suppliers list for Level 2 Energy Audits published by Future Proofing Geelong, meaning businesses in the Greater Geelong area can apply for up to 50% funding towards the cost of a Level 2 Energy Audit from Enhar.  This listing builds on our  track record of local work, for example a Level 2 energy audit and wind turbine feasibility study we previously completed for Geelong Galvanising.

Our audits can also include solar feasibility analysis for businesses who may have suitable roof space for solar photovoltaic panels, or wind turbine feasibility for customers who have a good wind resource. Schools are eligible for this funding as well as small and large businesses.  We invite all Geelong based businesses to challenge us to save you energy! Contact us to get the ball rolling.

New Energy Technology Fund, $20M - second closed 1st March 2017

The Victorian Government created the Future Industries Fund, including $20M for New Energy Technology. The fund stimulates employment and projects in renewable energy throughout Victoria.

The first and second rounds have budgets of around ~$5M and included:

  • $100,000 grants to community groups for feasibility studies into renewable energy generation, and follow up capital grants up to $1M

  • $1M capital grants for renewable energy (heat and power) projects with employment outcomes

There is no fixed funding %, applicants can determine the % they require.

There are 5 categories for funding:

  • Community

  • Advisory - centres of excellance type models

  • Manufacturing

  • New technology

  • Energy Storage

Read more of our analysis about this exciting scheme here or call one of our expert energy grant advisors.

Contact Enhar to find out how your organisation can benefit from this program.  Check the government website here for guidance documents.

 

Emissions Reduction Fund - Periodic Auctions

The Abbot Government's climate plans hinge on the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), which we have reviewed here . Organisations can place bids to receive payments for reducing or offsetting emissions. This could include manufacturing company efficiency improvements (similar to the closed CTIP program) but cannot include renewable energy generation projects (other than landfill gas or waste to energy). 

The draft legislation indicates that Commercial Buildings will be able to bid for emissions reduction fund credits, for energy efficiency measures.


Our Energy Audits are a key part of building a compelling case for funding energy efficiency projects. Our energy audits provide assurance both for the client company and also the government assessors that the project will achieve worthwhile energy savings.

When it comes to grant-related projects in the sustainable energy space, our team have mastered the complexities of the grant application process and understand the criteria extremely well. We offer a grant-compatible audit service which we believe will get some of the most interesting energy savings projects up and running.

Please contact us to discuss and unlock funding for renewable energy or energy saving initiative.


Testimonials

The technical analysis seemed excellent, objectively advocating issues of importance to the client in a clear comprehensive suite of reports.

Leonie Kelleher - Environment and Planning Law Principal
Kellehers Barristers and Solicitors
Feb 2017

Enhar provided us with a well-written and very valuable report that was concise, clear and has given us the necessary information to make an informed decision in relation to rooftop photovoltaics. Enhar were very receptive to requests and provided ...more

Simon Dormer - Sustainable Design Officer
Hobsons Bay City Council
Sept 2015, Melbourne

Enhar provided good service for us and were always flexible in helping us reach our goals. We would recommend them to anyone looking for assistance.

Jarryd Thraves
Alternative Resources Management Pty Ltd
Sept 2015, Perth, Western Australia

We have been delighted with the service provided by Enhar on our Solar Feasibility and Detailed Design Study - great time management, open communication channels and high quality results.

Prue Robertson - Climate Change Officer
Frankston City Council
Nov 2014

Enhar were a pleasure to work with and provided us a high standard report.

David Bell
Senior Sustainability Planner, Warringah Council
March 2011

We were delighted by Enhar's communication both before and during our project. We were also very impressed by their professional reporting and informed recommendations. They made sure to provide us with what we were after- not just what they w ...more

Stephen Devenish - Environmental Engineer
Manningham City Council
Nov 2014

Enhar successfully delivered a comprehensive micro generation feasibility study for Moreland City Council in 2014. Additionally we asked Enhar to deliver detailed designs for commercial scale PV systems across 11 of Councils high profile buildings ...more

Stuart Nesbitt - Climate Change Technical Officer
Moreland City Council
Sept 2014

We initially engaged Enhar to complete a solar energy audit to better understand how solar energy would benefit the Hospital, and to ensure that our infrastructure was able to handle the installation. 4 days after we engage Enhar a grant became av ...more

Michael Giffard - Project Officer
Nathalia District Hospital
Feb 2014

The assistance Enhar provided for obtaining capital funding under the Victorian State Government's SRSB Energy and Materials Program was very professional and of a high standard. Enhar accepted the challenge to work within a very short time fr ...more

Guenter Fischer - Production Manager
Sun Ace (Australia) Pty. Ltd
January 2014

Enhar provided Canadian Solar with support in an ARENA grant proposal and Market Research regarding Solar PV+Energy Storage Systems (ESS). Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd is very pleased with Enhar's services and the high-quality results we ...more

Daniel Ruoss - Director of Project Business
Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd
March 2014

In the current tough manufacturing environment, containing costs is critical and no costs are increasing more rapidly than energy costs. But where do you start? Wood Furniture contacted the team at Enhar to conduct a full energy audit to highlight ...more

Rod Massey - Managing Director
Woods Furniture
May, 2013

Enhar were engaged by Essential Energy to undertake a wind study for a small scale wind turbine. The report was prepared on time with a minimum of fuss. The team were easily contacted and interpreted comments and information supplied accurately wi ...more

Trevor Whitehorse - Group Manager
Intelligent Network Strategy
Essential Energy - January 2013

Enhar have an in-depth grasp of the detailed subtleties of energy assessment. Anyone requiring an understanding of this complicated industry to evaluate needs or offer energy solutions will be well-equipped to make sound decisions or increased cr ...more

Paul Morris
EnergyPak - September 2012

Faced with the time consuming administrative process to complete the Clean Energy Grant, we engaged Enhar to complete our application. Both Chris & the team at Enhar provided an excellent and timely service.

Simon Whiteley
Managing Director and CEO
Corex Plastics

The report was fantastic.  It was just what we were looking for.  It had plenty of detail and was presented in an easy to understand format.

Ryan Walkenhorst
Sustainability & Environment Manager
Melbourne Water Eastern Tertiary Alliance

Mornington Peninsula is very pleased with the services delivered by Enhar in undertaking our recent wind resource monitoring project. Enhar's technical competency, quality control, customer service and clear presentation of the results have g ...more

Jarrod Filosa
Sustainable Energy Officer
Mornington Peninsula Shire

Manningham City Council greatly values Enhar's committment to quality and customer service, and also appreciates Enhar's professional advice in regards to measuring wind resources, and their technical capabilities to deliver complex proje ...more

Tom Duncan
Strategic Sustainability Planner
Manningham City Council. February 2009

Enhar investigated every avenue to ascertain where our power consumption was being used and how to curtail it. Their attention to detail was admirable.

Neville Faulkes, Campus Manager
Girton Grammar School. July 2009

We have been working with the Enhar team since 2008. The Diamond Energy / Enhar working relationship continues to be a collaborative partnership that allows both parties to explore mutually beneficial areas and exchange knowledge.

Mark Bertoncello
Chief Investment Officer
Diamond Energy. July 2010

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