Free your business from the continual rise of energy costs

6 June 2018 - Media release

Campaspe Shire Council invites local businesses to a free energy forum outlining opportunities available to help combat rising costs.

Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said energy costs are increasing and this places a major constraint on business growth.

“All businesses are feeling the impact of rising energy costs and it is important the community understands the various actions that can be taken to make business practices more sustainable.”

“Affordable cost saving measures, the benefit of an energy audit and opportunities for funding and/or financing for upgrades to plant and equipment will be discussed at the forum,” Cr Weston said.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, 13 June at 6pm at Radcliffes - Conservatory Garden, Echuca, with guest speakers from Sustainability Victoria, Agriculture Victoria, the Victorian State Government and Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

Topics covered by guest speakers include:

  • Practical energy efficiency actions business can take to reduce energy costs
  • Overview of government programs that can offer assistance for businesses interested in taking action
  • The Agricultural Energy Investment Plan (AEIP) supporting agricultural businesses to improve energy productivity, manage energy costs, improve reliability and support own generation capacity
  • Current energy market regulations and operating climate
  • Considerations for investors
  • The Environmental Upgrade Agreement and opportunities to farmers and businesses when upgrading water, waste or energy

“The forum aligns with a key theme in our Council Plan, to support a resilient economy, and we encourage businesses to take advantage of this opportunity, understanding ways to reduce rising energy costs,” Cr Weston said.

To register, contact council’s Business Support Officer, Stacey Fraser on 5481 2824 or email [email protected]