Winery Energy Saver Toolkit (WEST)

Do you want to save energy and costs?  Want to know how to do it easily?  If so, then download the Winery Energy Saver Toolkit (WEST) and related information.

In September 2012, the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) received funding from the Federal Department of Industry’s Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program to develop and deliver a user-friendly Winery Energy Saver Toolkit and expert guidance to the SA and Australian wineries. The project was a partnership with Zero Waste SA and provides wine businesses with the necessary ‘do it yourself’ tools and guidance to identify energy efficiency opportunities through equipment replacement and upgrades.

The full range of materials developed in the WEST program is now freely available to all wineries from the SAWIA website at:

The materials include:

  • The navigable electronic book, the WEST Toolkit (PDF format), that is loaded with information and ideas on energy efficiency opportunities for wineries
  • Factsheets, including case studies and a guideline for planning energy efficiency improvements
  • Checklists and registers to help document your energy efficiency plans
  • Templates to help you develop the business case for energy efficiency improvements

If you missed the FREE information sessions you can still view a recording of the webinar and download a copy of the slide presentation ( )

Winery Energy Saver Toolkit featured in International Forum on Energy Efficiency

The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) was invited to present key outcomes from the Winery Energy Saver Toolkit (WEST) program at a workshop on energy efficiency in SMEs (small-medium enterprises) inSydneyon 27 February 2014.  The event was hosted by the Federal Department of Industry as a member of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation’s (IPEEC) Energy Management Action Network (EMAK), and included presentations fromIndia,China,Japan, and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

SAWIA’s project was one of three projects funded under the Energy Efficiency Information Grants program selected as demonstrating particular effectiveness in engaging manufacturing SMEs in energy efficiency improvements.

Apart from sharing experiences in implementing these programs and gaining an international perspective on government policy on energy efficiency, the workshop provided important input to the IEA’s forthcoming publication on energy efficiency policy development for SMEs.

For more information, visit our web site, or contact Mark Gishen on 8222 9278 or