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The Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program is an Australian Government initiative encouraging large energy-using businesses to increase their energy efficiency by improving the identification, evaluation and implementation of cost-effective energy saving opportunities.

The program is mandatory for organisations that use over 0.5 petajoules (PJ) of energy annually and may be undertaken voluntarily by medium energy-users.

This website provides information on how to comply with the EEO Program, including a range of guidance materials, tools and best practice case studies. The website also contains results from participating corporations and details of upcoming events and compliance deadlines.

NEW EEO EMAIL AND HELPDESK ADDRESS

Energy Efficiency Opportunities email has changed to energyefficiencyopportunities@industry.gov.au.
The previous RET address is no longer being monitored.

EEO Program funding savings

The government has announced savings in administering the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program. The program will not continue in its current form in the longer term.

Companies continue to have obligations under the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006, and program staff will continue to provide full support for participants to help you get the most out of the program.

Requirements are:

  • applicable corporations (2005–06, 2007–08, 2010–11 trigger years) must have submitted their government report by 31 December 2013
  • corporations must ensure their public reports are published
  • applicable corporations (2006–07, 2011–12 trigger years) must have submitted assessment plans by 31 December 2013.

In addition, the department will continue to verify compliance with the program. We request that corporations continue to facilitate this.

The government is investigating how to build on Australian industry’s experience of energy efficiency. The data we receive from the reports will help the government to prioritise which sectors or companies would benefit the most from future programs.

Through the Energy White Paper process, the government is consulting on how to optimise energy efficiency policy as part of the overall energy policy mix.  We encourage you to make a submission to the Energy White Paper’s Issues Paper on possible approaches to energy efficiency.  Submissions for this process close on 7 February 2014.

‘Extracting better value out of the energy we produce and use can play a key part in driving the future growth of the economy, as well contribute significantly to abatement.’ Minister Macfarlane, Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) speech, October 2013.