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 supports 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.

Capital Works

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

The Capital Works Grant program supports 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 provides 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) supports 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 provides 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

All applications under the BREEF program are now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions about the funding outcomes can be viewed here - FAQs Funding Outcomes

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.

Funded projects

The successful projects funded under the current BREEF program are in the industry sections below.

Industry - Accommodation

Applicant Name Project Name
Pro-invest  Energy Efficiency Investigation- Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank
The Australian Hotels (Melbourne) Trust Demand Management and Energy optimal control

Industry - Agriculture

Applicant Name Project Name
Cutri Fruit Pty Ltd Irrigation efficiencies improvement project
DT & C Marcino Magic Pty Ltd Marciano takes flight - demand management solution
Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd Structured Energy Management Program
Jelbart Dairy Pty Ltd Jelbart Dairy Chiller Efficiency Project
L Weston and J Boyle Energy Upgrade Dairy Farm
L&H&J McRae Stand alone off grid irrigation system.
Mt Lyall Dairies Pty Ltd Lancey Dairy 1 Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Nikep Dairy Nikep Dairy Energy Management System
Tahbilk Winery Aeration Modernization
TMB Farms Pty Ltd Efficient Glycol Cooling

Industry - Airport Operations

Applicant Name Project Name
Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd Carpark Lighting Replacement - upgrade to energy efficient fittings / globes

Industry - Asset Management

Applicant Name Project Name
Fort Street Real Estate Capital Pty Ltd Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Upgrades at Lynbrook Village and Keilor Central shopping centres.

Industry - Automotive

Applicant Name Project Name
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Limited City Club Boilers Upgrade with Energy Efficient Condensing Boilers
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited Building Management System (BMS) and Energy Metering System (PME)
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited Toyota Altona SCADA Upgrade
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited Building Management System (BMS)

Industry - Aviation

Applicant Name Project Name
QANTAS Melbourne maintenance base, demand management energy audit

Industry - Beverage

Applicant Name Project Name
Asahi Lifestyle Beverages Asahi (Tullamarine) Energy Efficiency Project
CUB Pty Ltd Asahi Abbotsford energy efficiency project
Matilda Bay Brewing Company Matilda Bay Brewery Energy Audit

Industry - Building Services Upgrades

Applicant Name Project Name
Bricktop  ASIC Traralgon – Internal Lighting Upgrade, Slab Insulation, Air Handling Unit Fans Upgrade

Industry - Construction

Applicant Name Project Name
Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd Fulton Hogan Asphalt Plant Energy Efficiency Improvement Works 2021

Industry - Education

Applicant Name Project Name
La Trobe University Biological Sciences 2 Building Mechanical Upgrade
Monash University Boiler Electrification Project - Domestic Hot Water
Monash University Demand Response - Intelligent Buildings
Mount Waverley Secondary College Cool roof installation to two college buildings
Rowville Secondary College Rowville Campus's Energy efficiency LED Upgrade Project
Victoria University Upgrade to generator infrastructure and participation in Victoria's demand response program

Industry - Energy

Applicant Name Project Name
Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd Newport Capital Works - Upgrade to Lighting and Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning system and installation of energy metering
Viva Energy Refining Pty Ltd Viva Geelong Energy Management and Energy Management Systems

Industry - Food Processing

Applicant Name Project Name
Allied Pinnacle Pty Ltd Kensington Mill Energy Conservation Project
Allied Pinnacle Pty Ltd Tullamarine Refrigeration Upgrade
Burra Foods Pty. Ltd. Steam Boilers Efficiency Upgrade
Not a Trace Pty Ltd Upgrade to cooling and ventilation system
Not a Trace Pty Ltd Energy audit and demand response feasibility study
Regal Cream Products Pty Ltd Implementation of pilot sub-metering system for Connor Street site
Shepparton Partners Collective Operations Pty Ltd Energy Management System
Allied Pinnacle Pty Ltd Altona Refrigeration Upgrade
Bega Cheese Ltd Energy Productivity & Emissions Reduction Roadmap

Industry - Health Care

Applicant Name Project Name
Monash Health Dandenong Energy Optimisation Roof Modification
Northeast Health Wangaratta Northeast Health Wangaratta Demand Response Project
Northern Health Services Heating Ventilation Air Condition Energy Efficiency, Demand Response & Load Flexibility Project
St John of God Health Care St John of God Warrnambool Chiller Replacement
St John of God Health Care St John of God Ballarat Boiler Replacement and Steam System Modifications
Western District Health Service WDHS Virtual Power Plant
St Vincent's Public Hospital Melbourne Ltd Chiller and Air Handling Unit Optimisation

Industry - Horticultural Export

Applicant Name Project Name
Valley Pack Unloading Area Upgrade

Industry - Local Government

Applicant Name Project Name
Nillumbik Shire Council Community Bank Stadium - Smart-Battery Optimisation

Industry - Manufacturing

Applicant Name Project Name
Applied Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd Energy efficient electric vehicle component testing facility
Boeing Aerostructures Australia Pty Ltd LED Lighting Replacement Project
Breathe Fresh Australia Pty Ltd 600 kVAr Power Factor Correction Unit
Furphy's Foundry Sales Pty Ltd Electric Furnace Project 
Manpak Pty Ltd Installation of variable speed drives on mixers motors
Manpak Pty Ltd Demand management and demand response feasibility study
MtM Pty Ltd MtM Demand Response
Orsida Fresh Pty Ltd Purchase and installation of energy efficient cool room equipment
PPG Industries Australia Pty Limited PPG Type 2 Energy Audit
Sorbent Paper Company Pty Ltd Sorbent Electricity Monitoring Project
Sorbent Paper Company Pty Ltd Sorbent Paper Company Electricity Reductions Project
The Labelmakers Group Chilled water system upgrade
Turosi Pty Ltd Turosi Power Factor Correction Program

Industry - Materials

Applicant Name Project Name
Bridgewater Compost  Install New motorized switchgear with Auto functionality

Industry - Meat Processing

Applicant Name Project Name
Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd Advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant - Heat Pump
Midfield Meat International Pty Ltd Energy Monitoring
H. W. Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd Energy Management System for Moe
Midfield Meat International Pty Ltd Variable Speed Drives for 3 large Refrigeration compressors & Evaporator Fans
Midfield Meat International Pty Ltd Energy Management System

Industry - Not For Profit

Applicant Name Project Name
Australian Red Cross Society Airconditioning Replacement Red Cross National Office
Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management Bellarine Bayside Energy Efficiency Project

Industry - Packaging

Applicant Name Project Name
Amcor Flexibles (Australia) Pty Ltd Multiple Energy Efficiency Projects
Quality Packaging Services Pty Ltd Reverse Osmosis Water Controller
Quality Packaging Services Pty Ltd Air Compressor Upgrade

Industry - Property Management

Applicant Name Project Name
1 Chapel St Pty Ltd Type 2 Energy Audit - 1 Chapel St
The Trustee for 176 Wellington Parade Unit Trust Type 2 Energy Audit - 176 Wellington Pde
The Trustee for 574 St Kilda Road Unit Trust Type 2 Energy Audit - 574 St Kilda Rd
The Trustee for the 11 Queens Rd Unit Trust Type 2 Energy Audit - 11 Queens Rd
Twinkle Investments Type 2 Energy Audit - 446 Collins St
Vicinity Centres PM Pty Ltd Northland Shopping Centre - Chiller Plant Demand Response
William La Trobe Pty Ltd Type 2 Energy Audit - 277 William St
1 Chapel St Pty Ltd Pump Variable Speed Drive installation & Building Automation system upgrade

Industry - Property Trust

Applicant Name Project Name
GPT Funds Management Pty Ltd  530 Collins Street Energy Efficiency Project
GPT Funds Management Pty Ltd Retail Energy Efficiency Project
GPT Funds Management Pty Ltd Chirnside Shopping Centre  Battery Installation & Demand Management Project
GPT Funds Management Pty Ltd Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning system Energy Efficiency, Demand Response & Load Flexibility Project
GPT Funds Management Pty Ltd Highpoint Shopping Centre Precision Air Conditioning Unit Replacement Project

Industry - Recyclable Material Wholesalers

Applicant Name Project Name
Sims Group Australia Brooklyn Site 22kV Metering Panel

Industry - Retail

Applicant Name Project Name
Aldi Stores  Smart and energy efficient Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning upgrades at ALDI
Coles Express Coles Express LED Canopy Lighting
Coles Supermarkets Vic Supermarket Demand Response
Woolworths Group Limited Woolworths Energy Demand Management Project (WEDMP)
Aldi Stores  Project SHRED (Software and Hardware to Reduce Electricity and Demand)
Gisborne Supermarket Pty Ltd Replacement of eight dairy cases
Gisborne Supermarket Pty Ltd Energy audit and demand response feasibility study
Liquorland Coles Liquor - Door Heater Controllers

Industry - Sports and Recreation

Applicant Name Project Name
Maffra Golf Club Inc  Replacement of old, inefficient, cool room refrigerator

Industry - Telecommunications

Applicant Name Project Name
BAI Communications Pty Ltd Replacement of Valve FM Transmitters Victoria
Ventia Pty Limited Mornington Shire Key Industrial Depot Energy Audit

Industry - Trade & Retail

Applicant Name Project Name
Bowen & Pomeroy Pty Ltd Bowen's Power Factor Correction Program

Industry - Water Authority

Applicant Name Project Name
Melbourne Water Corporation Battery Energy Storage Solution at Eastern Treatment Plant
Melbourne Water Corporation Water Transfer Network Automation Dynamic Pricing Scheduler
Yarra Valley Water Corporation Mitcham Head Office Energy Optimisation Electrification and Demand Management

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