Enigin News - Local Businesses get Energy Efficiency Help
ENERGY conscious South Australian businesses are being encouraged to apply to participate in a State Government program designed to help businesses become more energy efficient.
The Deputy Chief Executive of Manufacturing and Innovation with the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy, Lance Worrall, said the $300,000 Business Sustainability Alliance (BSA) Energy Efficiency Program is designed to help local businesses become better informed about how they use and manage energy.
"Rising energy prices are driving businesses to cut back on their energy consumption," Mr Worrall said.
"This Program provides small to medium enterprises committed to controlling their energy costs access to funding to undertake an energy audit which will identify opportunities for them to become more energy efficient.
"Successful applicants will receive 75 per cent of the cost of their energy assessment up to a maximum $10,000.
"Funding allows recipients to engage an accredited energy auditor through the Program to conduct an audit of their South Australian operations."
Following the energy audit, companies will receive a detailed report featuring:
- a list of all sources of energy used on site
- the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions
- an explanation of energy tariffs and charges
- a breakdown of energy usage and energy efficiency opportunities, and
- estimates of implementation costs, projected savings and payback periods.
Mr Worrall said the uptake of cost-effective energy efficiency technologies will help businesses maintain their competitiveness as we move towards a low carbon economy.
Enigin Distributors in South Australia have already helped many businesses to save substantially on energy consumption, energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by introducing EnergyMaps, a proven turnkey energy efficiency solutions from Enigin. To start gaining control of your energy use and make savings contact your local Enigin Distributor now.
The BSA is a cross-government initiative which provides advice to South Australian businesses on environmental and sustainability initiatives.
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Thursday 16th August 2012