Proposals and reviews

As energy consultants, LC Energy can prepare reports for a wide range of purposes, from energy audits to feasibility studies, and from grant applications to research proposals. We have a good track record in attracting grants and other finance so if your company is seeking to minimise the costs of new technology implementation, contact us to explore what opportunities are currently available.

Energy Audits

Energy reviews and audits are a cost effective first step in understanding the energy demands and opportunities for both households and commercial businesses. We can help households understand their power bills and assess energy savings measures and opportunities for roof-top solar and energy storage measures. For businesses we can:

  • Evaluate broad energy issues through the structured assessment of an audit
  • Identify energy demand measures, improving energy efficiency and optimizing energy supply
  • Focus on low-cost high-return installations and retrofit opportunities
  • Quantify greenhouse gas abatement and energy reduction
  • Engage with staff to act on recommendations through project follow-up

Feasibility studies

A feasibility study addresses issues of implementing new technology or measures before project plans have been drawn up. Example studies recently undertaken:

  • Power for remote telecoms installations and data centres – Telstra.
  • Fuel cell system for waste-water treatment plant – Fraser Coast Shire Council.
  • Gasification of municipal waste – Sydney City Council.
  • Dragline energy savings – BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Coal Alliance.
  • Fuel cell generator modifications – Griffith University.

Energy management plans

An energy management plan is often the outcome of an energy audit. An audit makes recommendations to address energy supply and demand issues, and an energy plan seeks to implement the recommendations. In drawing up an energy management plan, LC Energy works to ISO 50001 which is being developed to provide public and private sector organizations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. The new ISO 5001 standard is intended to provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices. Multinational organizations will have access to a single, harmonized standard for implementation across the organization with a logical and consistent methodology for identifying and implementing improvements. The ISO 5001 follows a Plan-Do-Check-Act process for continual improvement of the energy management system within everyday organizational practices. An energy management plan outlines how to meet and exceed targets by:

  • Identifying targets and KPIs ensuring that they are measureable, realistic and effective
  • Ensuring that the plan is cost effective
  • Establishing how energy use will be monitored and controlled
  • Ensuring that the plan is cost effective
  • Ensuring that the plan is fully documented and compliant with ISO5001 and other statutory and requirements

Grant applications

LC Energy has a strong record in securing grants from AusIndustry and research financers such as CSIRO.. This has been for our own projects and also on behalf of clients. We are therefore strategically placed to help identify possible sources of funding for capital purchase and ongoing costs for projects, and assist with the preparation and submission of the necessary documents.

Research proposals

LC Energy has been engaged in collaborations with several research organisations such as CSIRO and Griffith University. We have contributed to several projects at the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund and the Australian Research Council. Through our ongoing links, we are able to apply our knowledge of the application process to help your organisation secure research grants.