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Energy use in industry


Industrial energy programme

Energy can be a significant business cost for companies running industrial processes. Improved efficiency can reduce costs, improve productivity and boost brand value. EECA has programmes to support energy saving in motors, motorised systems and process heat, where the largest energy-saving potential is typically found. We can also help fund fuel-switching to renewable energy.

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EECA funding

Industrial energy audit grants

Industrial energy audit grants

If your business uses motorised systems, process heat or refrigeration you could be eligible for funding towards an energy audit.

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Industrial project grants

Industrial project grants

Funding for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.

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Feasibility study grants

Feasibility study grants

Funding for feasibility studies into energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.

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Boiler tuning grants

Funding toward the cost of boiler tune-ups. The boilers can be solid, liquid or gas fuelled.

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Dairy shed heat recovery

Funding toward the cost of purchasing and installing a heat recovery system in new or existing dairy sheds.

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Technology demonstration project grants

Funding for technologies which improve industrial energy performance.

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Resources

Training and events

Training and events

Find out about courses and events on improving industrial energy efficiency.

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Saving energy - electric motors

Electric motors

Find out about quality certified rewinders, motor replacement policy guide, and other resources.

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Saving energy - compressed air

Compressed air

Find out about compressed air efficiency, and the Air Efficiency Rating Scheme for smaller users.

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Cool and coldstore refrigeration

Cool and coldstore refrigeration

Find out about improving efficiency of industrial refrigeration systems.

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Process heat

Process heat

Find out about improving process heat efficiency, and heat recovery.

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Wood energy

Wood energy

Many industrial heat users find cost savings and substantial CO2 reduction, through switching to renewable wood energy.

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Case studies

Craggy Range case study

Craggy Range

Heat recovery via an innovative payment plan, has reduced electricity use at this winery by 15%.

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Goodman Fielder case study

Goodman Fielder

A simple burner tune-up at the Meadow Fresh plant delivered savings of $45,000 per year.

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Nelson Pine case study

Nelson Pine

Upgrading motor controls on fan systems has saved 33% of electricity with a two year payback

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McCallums

McCallums

Switching to a wood chip boiler has helped McCallum Group cut fuel costs at its industrial laundry by nearly two thirds. 

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Red Stag case study

Red Stag

A compressed air audit led to 48% electricity savings, reducing input costs by 44c per cubic metre.

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Axiam Plastics case study

Axiam Plastics

Axiam Plastics is saving nearly 13,000kWh a year from its switch to heat pump-generated hot water.

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