Sustainability Discounts and Subsidies
Find great sustainability offers to save money and energy across your business
Businesses in Hobsons Bay can access sustainability offers that make it easier and more affordable to install energy-saving upgrades. Benefits include:
- big savings on utility bills
- future-proof operations
- appeal to a growing number of eco-conscious consumers
To find a sustainability offer, that’s right for your business, browse through the below list of programs that will save you money, while saving energy and reducing your environmental footprint. It’s a win-win-win (and you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner)!
Victorian Energy Upgrades: Discounts for switching to energy-efficient products
This program includes a range of discounts and special offers on energy-saving products and services.
Most businesses are eligible and depending on the size of your business and the upgrade/s, you can save between $500 and $74,000 a year on energy costs.
Victorian Energy Compare Tool: Find a better energy deal for your small business
Small businesses can use this independent energy price compare site to find the best value energy deal.
To get the most out of this tool, you need a recent energy bill or smart meter data file.
Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme: Renewable power incentives
This scheme provides a financial incentive for small businesses to install renewable energy systems, such as solar panel systems.
When you install an eligible system, you can be awarded Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) based on:
- the amount of renewable electricity the system produces or the amount of electricity consumption it reduces; and
- the climate region where it’s installed.
Owners can then receive a financial benefit for their STCs, as they can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing the system. STCs are tradable certificates which you can create and trade yourself, or assign the right to create to a registered agent in exchange for an upfront discount off the cost of your system or a cash payment.
Although it sounds complicated, once set up, STCs discounts will generally be applied directly to your quote by the supplier.