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Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

Helping Victorian Businesses Save On Energy Bills

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is helping more businesses reduce business costs and avoid energy waste with the 50th Victorian business awarded an Energy Assessment Grant.

“We’re doing what we can to drive down electricity bills to assist businesses like Planex improve their energy efficiency and save money.” Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said.

Hallam based manufacturer Planex has been awarded more than $47,000 to undertake an energy assessment and to implement gas efficiency upgrades.

“These grants are one of the many ways that we’re helping Victorian families and businesses to reduce energy costs and identify savings.” Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan said.

An Energy Assessment Grant of $12,400 will be used to identify and implement energy efficiency improvements.

Planex has also been awarded a Gas Efficiency Grant of $35,360 to improve the gas efficiency of its powder coating operations, with the company contributing the same amount.

“We know we need to reduce our energy bills so these grants will help us to recover energy right across the manufacturing process.” Planex CEO Jean Pierre Jardel said.

Investing in energy efficiency is expected to save the business more than $50,000 a year on energy bills.

Family-owned business employs 50 people and has been designing and manufacturing steel storage solutions for commercial, educational, sports, hospitality and residential markets since 1972.


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