Manufacturing - 2xEP by 2030 roadmap

Energy is an essential input to all manufacturing, typically accounting for 5% of variable operating costs and up to 20%+ in energy-intensive industries. When margins are under pressure, energy spend can have a direct bearing on the viability of a business.

Doubling energy productivity in Australia is not just an aspirational or stretch target; rather it is a necessary objective for manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market. While  doubling energy productivity may sound ambitious, practical experience of consultants working with manufacturers indicates that energy use reductions of 25% or more are possible in many industries (A2SE, 2014). It is not all about new technology. Up to 50% savings are possible with smarter use of existing technology.

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Manufacturing industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact

Read the 2xEP Manufacturing Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)

Modern production facilities at Laucke Mills’ Bridgewater site (Australian Food & Grocery Council)