Energy Savings - Grants, Rebates & Certificates
Australia’s energy landscape is challenging to navigate. ERM Power can help your business find energy savings through eligible grants, rebates & certificates.
Energy efficiency grants and rebates are designed to support the transition to a low carbon economy, helping businesses overcome financial barriers preventing or prolonging energy efficiency upgrades.
A range of Australian Federal and State government certificate schemes and grant programs are available to assist companies with funding their energy efficiency projects.
If your business is a significant consumer of electricity, ERM Power can assist you with understanding funding guidelines, and help you to realise opportunities to offset project costs, as an important step on your energy efficiency journey.
Many of our energy engineers are trained in the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol – the world’s best practice energy measurement and verification methodology. They also have the internationally recognised Certified Measurement and Verification Professional qualification.
NSW Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs)
ERM Power is one of the largest creators of ESCs for large industrial operators and has returned more than $50m to our customers in grants and certificate income since 2009.
We specialise in creating Energy Saving Certificates under the PIAM & V (Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification) methodology for large energy users and have extensive experience across a range of electrical and gas efficiency projects.
ERM Power is accredited to create Energy Savings Certificates from all the following project types:
- Natural gas, steam, and electrification of hot water systems
- Whole of site improvements using metered baseline approach
- Compressed air optimisation
- Refrigeration projects
- HVAC / chiller upgrades
- Lighting projects
- VSDs, fans and motors
- IT and data centre management
- Transformer upgrades or replacements
- Voltage optimisation
VIC Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs)
ERM Power offers a full Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEEC) creation service for the wide range of business energy efficiency projects undertaken in the commercial and industrial sectors in Victoria.
Our streamlined certificate creation process minimises the time and paperwork required from your staff and returns certificate revenue to you sooner.
ERM Power is certified to create VEECs for:
- Project based activities (PBA) including gas burner replacements and steam efficiency – more broadly, this may also apply to any project with a demonstrable relationship between energy savings and an independent variable.
- Refrigerated display cabinets
- Refrigeration fans
Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs)
The Federal Government established the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) which provides Australian businesses with an incentive to reduce emissions and earn Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). Participating businesses can earn ACCUs by undertaking eligible activities that achieve emission reductions that are ‘additional’ to normal practices.
Several activities are eligible under the ERF scheme. One ACCU is earned for each tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2-e) stored or avoided by a project1.
ACCUs can be issued for project activities using various methodologies. ERM Power has undertaken projects that have earned ACCUs using the Industrial Electricity & Fuel Efficiency (IEFE) and Commercial & Public Lighting methodologies, with abatement estimated based on the difference between emissions or MWh consumed with and without the upgrades in place.
Government Grants & Other Financing
Ever-changing, administration intensive and often hard to navigate, it’s understandable that businesses often find it challenging to prepare and lodge an application for government funding.
If you want to implement a business energy efficiency project without making the full investment up front, there are a range of funding options that may be available. With our finger firmly on the pulse of the government grant and funding options, ERM Power can point you in the right direction.
Talk to us about how federal and state government grants and certificate scheme programs can help accelerate your energy efficiency projects.
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