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Lighting upgrades for businesses

Energy efficient lighting upgrades can save up to 60% of business lighting energy bills. Lighting makes up about half the total electricity bill for general retail outlets, a quarter of the total bill for hairdressers and 14% for restaurants.

The ACT Government has a number of programs and rebates/subsidies to help business improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy bills and emissions. The programs are generally delivered either through Actsmart Energy Programs or by the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme.

ActewAGL is offering discounted lighting upgrades for businesses as part of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme. Some lighting upgrades may even cost nothing.

The Actsmart Lighting Efficiency Webtool can help you work out how much you could save so you can find the best deal for your business.

Find out what electricity retailers are offering by contacting ActewAGL Big Business Light Switch or call 1300 789 002.

The Actsmart Business Energy and Water Program offers rebates of up to $5,000 to eligible ACT businesses wanting to upgrade to more water and energy-efficient technologies, including:

  • lighting not covered under the electricity retailer programs
  • heating or cooling
  • refrigeration
  • appliances
  • toilets
  • tapware

Programs and subsidies available from the ACT Government do change, with new incentives added from time to time. If you would like to be kept up to date with new energy efficiency activities for businesses, sign up here.