Small Business Energy Saver Program

The Small Business Energy Saver Program (SBESP) can help reduce energy consumption costs and lower the greenhouse gas emissions of your small business!

This program commenced in mid 2021 and allowed for eligible small businesses to also receive an additional rebate of up to $2,200 to install more energy efficient appliances. Please note that this $2,000 bonus payment is no longer available as this funding has been exhausted. There are however other rebates available on an ongoing basis through the ongoing Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program.


GV Community Energy is helping to roll out this program across the Hume Region in partnership with Indigo Power and on behalf of Sustainability Victoria. Our role is to help identify the key energy savings opportunities within your business and ensure the correct rebates are able to be received from the Approved Providers (AP).

Who can apply?

To be eligible, your small business must have:

·     Between 1 to 19 full-time equivalent employees (including business owners)

·     Operate out of a commercial premises, either rented or owned.

·     Not be Primary producer (other programs exist to help agriculture)

What can be upgraded?

A range of equipment upgrades are eligible for the discount:

·     Replacing inefficient hot water systems.

·     Upgrading to more efficient reverse cycle air-conditioners.

·     Installing energy-efficient refrigerated display cabinets.

·     Installing energy-efficient fridges and freezers.

·     Installing energy-efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors.

·     Installing water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.​

How much will it cost?

The ‘out of pocket’ expenses you may still need to cover will depend on;

·     The chosen product

·     Its applicable rebates

·     Cost of delivery, installation and decommissioning old appliance 

Register your interest and find out more!

Register your interest

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My business operates from a commercial premises?
The main upgrade I am interested in is

As GVCE has now completed its engagement program in Hume Region, any new registrations will be forwarded to our program partner Indigo Power to help identify energy savings opportunities within your business.

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