Co-funding for energy efficiency upgrades available for NSW manufacturers

Are you a business wanting to be more energy efficient? The NSW government will co-fund your upgrades.


Under our new round 2 funding, you can apply for one of these offers:

  1. Metering and process optimisation
  2. Equipment upgrades

You can apply now. Applications close 5pm AEST on 10 August 2020.

1. Metering and process optimisation

Get up to $50,000 per site to install or upgrade energy metering and monitoring systems.

We will only fund projects that are linked to process optimisation.

For example, you could:

  • install metering and use data analysis to identify faulty equipment
  • install sensors and controls to improve combustion efficiency
  • fine-tune equipment so it operates more efficiently.

2. Equipment upgrades

Apply for up to $70,000 per site to install or upgrade to more energy efficient equipment.

For example, you could:

  • upgrade your boiler or chiller
  • modify your compressed air system
  • switch fuels or electrify equipment
  • install a heat recovery unit.


To qualify you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • undertake manufacturing activities at a site in NSW.

How to apply

Step 1: Download the Manufacturing Efficiency Funding Guide (PDF 241kB).

Step 2: Complete the online application form:

We recommend that you use Google Chrome.

To help you, here is a list of the required fields (PDF 94kB) and the M&V design template (DOCX 2.9MB).

Step 3: Get a reference number and wait for your application to be assessed. All applications will be assessed once the funding round has closed.

Step 4: If you’re successful, sign the contract and implement the project. View the Sample funding contract (PDF 43kB).

Step 5: Once you have implemented your project, complete the relevant reporting documentation:

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Do you need help scoping your project?

A subsidised energy coach will help your business manage energy costs and apply for funding.

Learn more about the offer and how to apply.

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