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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:

We are investing $12 million to support businesses to get the most out of energy metering and monitoring. This metering package will include support to install meters. It will also provide access to expert services to develop comprehensive metering and monitoring plans and to provide support with energy performance. This will help businesses overcome some of the barriers to implementing energy efficiency projects.

The metering package includes the following initiatives, that will be rolled out over the next 5 years. Each initiative will target a different stage of the metering and monitoring process. 


Graph showing how metering monitoring helps businesses

Submetering grants

We are funding up to 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing submeters on equipment, up to $20,000 per site. 

Round 1 applications closed on 2 December 2022. All projects must be completed by 30 June 2023. 

Learn more about the grant.

Metering and monitoring planning

The metering and monitoring planning initiative will give you the opportunity to assess your metering and monitoring needs. It will help you identify gaps in your metering systems and understand your next steps to improve your systems and, subsequently, cut energy use and costs. 

Expressions of interest are now open.

Learn more about the initiative, eligibility, and how to register online

Metering plan implementation grants

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

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

Energy performance services

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.

For general information about energy metering and monitoring, please read the:

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