Helping small businesses to reduce their power bills

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Small businesses across Hume are getting support from the Federal Government to cut energy costs, putting more money back in the pockets of local business owners as we recover from COVID-19.

Through the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program, one small business in Picton has been awarded a grant of $20,000.

The grant will help Country Valley milk in Picton to upgrade their coolroom to reduce energy costs.

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the Government was focused on bringing down the cost of energy for small businesses.

“Energy bills are a significant overhead for many small businesses. These grants will help small businesses all around Australia pay less on their energy bills, allowing them to keep their doors open, expand their business and employ more Australians.”

“As we recover from the impacts of COVID-19, small businesses like Country Valley will play a key role in our plan for a stronger economy,” Mr Taylor said. 

The Energy Efficient Communities Program was announced as part of the Government’s $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package to deliver on Australia’s 2030 climate commitments.

The full list of successful applicants for the small business grants is available on