Introduction

The $31 million Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) aims to provide simultaneous grant funding to businesses for both capital works and energy demand management technologies.

Victoria’s largest 100 energy users consume more than 20% of Victoria’s total energy use. Energy efficiency upgrades can support large energy users to reduce their energy use and navigate the energy transition.

The Government’s BREEF program will support business projects looking at ways of reducing energy use.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase energy productivity and reduce energy costs for Victoria’s large energy users
  • accelerate the uptake of innovative energy efficiency and demand management technologies in the Victorian industrial and commercial sectors and participation in demand-side opportunities
  • create jobs through the implementation of equipment, systems and process upgrades that manage energy costs, supporting new sustainable employment.

Businesses that are ready to commence immediately after contract execution will be looked upon favourably during this assessment process.

Capital Works

The $24 million Capital Works Grant program as part of the Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) will support Victoria’s energy transition and emissions reduction targets through implementation of energy efficiency projects by Victorian businesses.

The Capital Works Grant program will support the installation of energy efficiency equipment and technologies by businesses to increase their energy savings and reduce their energy bills.

The Capital Works Grant program will provide funding for projects that involve:

  • purchase and installation of energy efficiency equipment
  • replacement of emissions-intensive equipment with low-emissions alternatives
  • purchase of communications and monitoring technology

Energy Demand Management

The $7 million Energy Demand Management Grant program as part of the Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) will support the installation of energy management systems, energy assessments and implementation of demand management solutions, for businesses to increase their energy savings and reduce their energy bills.

The Energy Demand Management Grant program  will provide funding for projects that involve:

  • capital investment in technology needed to enable demand response, including communications and control technology
  • professional advice to support uptake of demand-side opportunities
  • feasibility studies
  • energy audits
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • implementing steps under/or formal accreditation to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems framework.

Application

Applications for both Capital Works and Energy Demand Management grant programs close on these dates:

  • Phase 1: 2pm, Thursday 31 December 2020
  • Phase 2: 2pm, Sunday 31 January 2021

Capital Works

Energy Demand Management

Supporting documents - required to be submitted with your application:

Contact:

Please contact breef@delwp.vic.gov.au for any enquiries about the Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund.

Page last updated: 31/12/20