On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program

Location: Tas

Overview

The On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program provides subsidies to assist farmers to reduce their energy use and bills.

The program has 2 types of grants:

Audit Grants

Audit Grants provide a subsidy to assist farmers to engage a qualified professional to review their farm energy use, infrastructure and systems and identify savings strategies. This can include advice on pumping and irrigation systems, general farm operations, solar, domestic usage, and farm machinery & equipment. For every $2 of grant funds provided, successful applicants must contribute at least $1. Minimum grant assistance is $1,000.

Capital Infrastructure Grants

Capital Infrastructure Grants provide a subsidy to assist farmers to purchase new energy-saving or energy-efficient capital infrastructure to support improved or optimised on-farm energy efficiency, as recommended by an audit. This can include irrigation pumps, lighting, insulation, ventilation infrastructure, solar panels, solar powered battery storage, and heating or cooling infrastructure. For every $1 of grant funds provided, successful applicants must contribute at least $1. Minimum grant assistance is $1,000.

Benefits

  • reduce energy use and bills
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Eligibility

To be eligible for assistance your business must:

  • meet the definition of a Tasmanian Farm Business
  • operate as a sole trader, trust, partnership or private company
  • be registered for tax purposes in Australia with an Australian Business Number (ABN),
  • be registered for GST 
  • be classed as a primary producer by the Australian Tax Office
  • have an annual sales turnover (revenue generated) of $5 million or less

Other conditions may apply.

Check your eligibility and apply at the Tasmanian Government website

On-Farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program

To find out more about the On-Farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program, or to get an accurate in-home solar assessment, just fill in your details or call 1300 721 984.

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