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Metering and monitoring

Supporting NSW businesses to save energy through low-cost improvements

Metering and monitoring systems are a cost-effective way for NSW businesses to manage and reduce their energy use.

These systems use a combination of hardware and software to collect and analyse data about energy performance. This data can then be used to help businesses save energy and cut costs. A well-planned and designed metering and monitoring system can save your business energy and money. Typical energy savings range from 5% to 15%.

Metering and monitoring systems will help you:

  • identify simple, low-cost improvements to your systems and processes
  • identify energy savings opportunities and build the business case for equipment upgrades
  • improve your energy management and reduce site operating costs
  • access Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) and Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS) incentives, where some activities require a minimum level of metering to already be in place
  • get a NABERS energy rating for your building.

We are investing $12 million to support businesses throughout the metering and monitoring process. This metering package will include support to install meters and access expert services to develop comprehensive metering and monitoring plans. This will help businesses overcome some of the barriers to implementing energy efficiency projects.

The metering package includes the following offers. Each offer will support businesses at a different stage of the metering and monitoring process.  These offers will be rolled out over the next 5 years.

Graph showing how our offers will support businesses throughout the metering and monitoring process. This includes planning offers in the early stages of investigation, identification and development; grants in the installation process, and performance services for monitoring and analysis.

Submetering grants

We will fund up to 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing submeters on equipment, up to $20,000 per site. Businesses can apply for funding for multiple sites across NSW. All projects must be complete by 30 June 2023.

Applications are now open.

Learn more about the grant, eligibility, and how to apply online.

Metering and monitoring planning offer

We will support NSW businesses to establish comprehensive metering and monitoring plans to enable energy productivity improvements. The plans will identify submetering gaps and provide a costed proposal to implement recommendations for improving metering and monitoring systems.

Applications will open in late 2022.

Metering plan implementation grants

We will fund up to 50% of the cost of implementing the recommendations from approved metering and monitoring plans.

Applications are expected to open in the first half of 2023.

Energy performance services support

We will support NSW businesses make the best use of their existing metered data to continuously improve energy efficiency and productivity.

Applications are expected to open in 2024.

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