Twenty-four corporations from a range of sectors worked with the former Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources to trial components of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities program.
The aim of the industry trial was to ensure that the program is workable and effective for companies and to provide positive examples of the effectiveness of energy efficiency opportunities assessments. This process supported the program's intent of encouraging the uptake of energy efficiency opportunities by large energy using businesses.
Companies involved in the trial were from the manufacturing, electricity and gas supply, transport, mining, retail, and property and business services sectors.
Good results were achieved, helping to shape the Energy Efficiency Opportunities program so that it works for industry generally and takes account of conditions in specific sectors.
The trial also helped to identify opportunities to streamline activities and reporting requirements under existing energy efficiency measures in New South Wales and Victoria, and with Greenhouse Challenge Plus.
We thank the following trial companies for their contributions.
Alcoa World Alumina Australia
Bunker Freight Lines
Investa Property Group
Building on previous work in energy efficiency
The aim of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities program is to encourage companies to achieve significantly improved energy productivity to benefit themselves and the wider economy. The approach is based on the experiences of businesses and governments in energy efficiency programs such as those run by state and territory governments (for example SEAV in Victoria, SEDA/DEUS in NSW and SEDO in WA) and the Energy Efficiency Best Practice (EEBP) program, which ran across a range of industry sectors from 1998-2003.