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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.

NSW solar farm and storage support: closing Tues 2nd April 2019

NSW Government has launched 55M$ Emerging Energy Program aiming to promote dispatchable large scale solar farm projects within NSW (Q1 2019 – Q2 2022).

The program offers two types of funding (subject to screening and shortlisting):

  1. Pre-Investment Studies
  2. Upto 50% co-funding for feasibility studies and grid applications (excluding EIA) – max. 500k$ Funding per project (Grants expected during Q2 2019)
  1. Capital Investment Co-Funding   
  2. Upto 50% co-funding for Capital Investment on Solar Farm projects at execution stage – Max. 10M$ Funding per project (Grants expected during Q4 2019)

The following conditions apply for consideration in this funding program:

  1. Grid Connection to National Electricity Market (NSW Region Only)
  2. Minimum Capacity of 5MW
  3. Emerging and Dispatchable Technology
  4. Lower Emissions

For further information, you may click on the link :  NSW Emerging Energy Program

EOI Registrations are now open for both funding streatms, contact Enhar to assist you in developing the business case and preliminary design for obtaining the grant approvals.  

VEET scheme for commercial and industrial energy efficiency

Project based methodologies for the Victorian Energy Saver Scheme have arrived . Products and projects can therefore 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. Contact us to get the ball rolling.

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.

Closed funding rounds

We have assisted clients with several past grant programs - click here to view closed grant programs..

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.

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