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South Australian Energy Productivity Program (SAEPP)
Program ID: 19088
Overview
This program aims to reduce energy costs to South Australian businesses and have a beneficial impact on the energy market in South Australia.

The program has two components:
1. Energy Productivity Audit Grant Program
- Aims to encourage businesses to become more aware about how they use and manage energy within their organisation.
- Grants of 75% of the cost of a Level 2 energy audit, up to $15,000, are available to businesses to engage an external energy auditor to identify energy productivity opportunities.
- A total funding pool of $7.5 million is allocated to this component of the program.
- Applications opened 20 December 2016 and closed 31 May 2017.

2. Energy Productivity Implementation Grant Program
- Established to implement the recommendations of the audits conducted through the Energy Productivity Audit Grant Program or the recommendations of a recently completed energy audit with a preference for projects that provide broader market benefits to South Australia.
- Grants will be available under two streams:
a) Stream 1: Grants of up to $2.5 million is available on a 1:2 matched funding ratio.
b) Stream 2: Grants of up to $75,000 is available on a 1:1 matched funding ratio.
- Applications opened 20 December 2016 and closes 31 March 2018.

Each successful applicant is limited to receive one grant from each program within the SAEPP.

A total funding pool of $31 million is available.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include sole traders, partnerships, companies or trusts that must:
- Conduct business in South Australia.
- Be a large customer pursuant to the National Energy Retail Law (South Australia) Act 2011. A large customer is defined as a business customer who consumes energy at business premises at or above the upper consumption threshold. In South Australia, the upper consumption threshold is 160 MWh per annum.
- Be a solvent business able to enter into a legally binding funding agreement with the South Australian Government.
- Willing to enter into a funding agreement with the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy.
- Be willing to provide reports, information and data, including financial information as required.
- Commit to the required financial co-contribution, exclusive of in-kind contributions.
- Have an ABN and be registered for GST.

Please review the Guidelines for the specific eligibility requirements of each component.
Eligible Activities
Eligible activities include:
1. Energy Productivity Audit Grant Program
- Engaging an external energy auditor to identify energy productivity opportunities. Energy productivity is defined as the ratio of output divided by energy consumption.

2. Energy Productivity Implementation Grant Program
- Those that are consistent with the recommendations of the energy audit. This may include, but is not limited to:
a) Purchasing capital equipment
b) Purchasing of software
c) Engaging independent external expertise for reconfiguration of existing systems
Main Assessment Criteria
The main assessment criteria include:
1. Energy Productivity Audit Grant Program
- The contribution of energy costs to the overall costs of the business.
- The practicality and achievability of energy productivity benefits.
- Capacity and capability to implement an identified energy productivity opportunity.

2. Energy Productivity Implementation Grant Program
- Potential savings and impact on the applicant.
- Broader market benefits to South Australia of the implementation of the project.
- The capacity and capability, including management capability of the applicant to successfully undertake the project.

The assessment panel may take into account other aspects of the proposal it regards as relevant when assessing applications.
Applies to
DocumentationUploaded
GuidelinesMay 2017
Application Form - Energy Productivity AuditMay 2017
Application Form - Energy Productivity ImplementationMay 2017
Media ReleaseMay 2017
Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator
Status Open
Start Application 6 December 2016
Opening Date 20 December 2016
Closing Information
Please see Overview for the closing details.
Funding Type Grant
Maximum Funding $2.5M
Total Funding Pool $31.0M
Requires Co-contribution? Yes
Competitive Yes
Location South Australia
Industry
General - Non-Industry Specific
Activities
Environment and Sustainability
Infrastructure / Equipment
Difficulty Rating
Department
Department of State Development (DSD)
Program Administrator
Department of State Development (DSD)
Telephone 08 8226 5197
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Program Website Visit website
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