icon-rees Energy Efficiency Fund Initiative (EEFI Scheme) 2012

  • Project Released: 07 Sep 2012
  • Project Closes: 19 Feb 2013
  • Contact: Julie Dixon


The Energy Efficiency Fund Initiative (EEFI Scheme) provides grant funding to not-for-profit organisations for energy efficiency projects to assist South Australian households facing financial stress.


Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Final


Following a call for applications for funding through the Energy Efficiency Fund Initiative, the Commission has approved energy efficiency funding for Uniting Care Wesley Country SA, Normanville Natural Resource Centre and Orana Inc.

  • Uniting Care Wesley Country SA will receive funding for the distribution of 5000 energy efficient light globes and targeted grants to purchase energy efficient products in country areas.
  • Normanville Natural Resource Centre will receive funding to conduct audits (including the installation of simple energy saving devices and courses on energy efficiency for volunteers and householders) in the area around Yankalilla.
  • Orana Inc will receive funding to install solar power units for its newly renovated housing complex. The solar units will help to provide permanent and sustainable housing for adults with a disability and reduce the amount the occupants spend on energy bills.

The funding became available through energy retailer fines for failing to meet SA Government's Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme targets.

The Commission will make further funding available later in 2013.