Case studies

Below are real examples of how other businesses in regional Queensland have made changes to how they use electricity to earn a cashback incentive payment. In most cases ongoing savings in electricity running costs will also be achieved.

For more information to help you take control of your electricity expenses check out our Business resources page for tips on energy efficiency, how to choose an energy efficiency consultant, more case studies, short videos to help answer frequently asked questions and much more.

Food distributor - $14,000 cashback

Photo of the outside of a food distribution business and delivery trucks

A food distribution business installed variable speed drives in their cold room and freezer compressors, replaced fluorescent tubes, spotlights and warehouse lighting with LED lighting, and installed motion sensors. This produced a reduction in network peak demand that earned the business a $14,000 cashback incentive payment. The business will also enjoy ongoing electricity savings of approximately $21,000 per year delivering a return on investment in 2 years.1

Meat processor - $83,000 cashback

Photo of a person walking next to meat hanging in a meat processing factory

A major meat processor installed power factor correction equipment to improve site efficiency that reduced network peak demand by 280kVa.2 These changes earned a cashback incentive payment of $83,000. With a change to a kVA demand tariff the business will also achieve ongoing electricity savings each year.

Pharmacy - $4,000 cashback

Photo of a lady looking at products on a shelf in a pharmacy

A pharmacy conducted a major upgrade to its lighting including replacing 190 existing florescent tube fittings with high efficiency LED panels, and 22 High Intensity Discharge (HID) shop lights with LED equivalents. This earned a cashback incentive payment of nearly $4,000. The business will also achieve electricity savings of approximately $10,000 per year and a return on investment in 3 years.3 The new lighting in the store is also far superior.

School - $3,500 cashback

Photo of a classroom with teacher and students

A school replaced 551 fluoro lights with high efficiency LEDs to save around 16,000kWh of electricity each year. This resulted in a cashback incentive payment of $3,500. They will also save around $4,000 per year in electricity running costs and a return on investment in 2 years.4 The quality of lighting in classrooms was also improved.

Disclaimers

1 Estimated electricity savings based on forecast reduction of 37,000kWh/year and 29kVa/month.
2 Estimated network peak demand reduction based on measurement and verification report.
3 Estimated electricity savings based on forecast reduction of 42,000/kWh at 2016/17Tariff 20 rates.
4 Estimated electricity savings based on savings of 80kWh per day during school terms on tariff 20L.

Open welcome popup

We've made a few changes so that you can find information more easily.