Helping Victorian Businesses Save On Energy Bills

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

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

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.

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

The 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.

For more information or to apply for a grant go to

Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re doing what we can to drive down electricity bills – to assist businesses like Planex improve their energy efficiency and save money.”

Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan

“These grants are one of the many ways that we’re helping Victorian families and businesses to reduce energy costs and identify savings.”

Quote attributable to Planex CEO Jean Pierre Jardel 

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

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