The Hunter Business Chamber announced today it has secured a $1.2 million dollar grant from the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.

The funding will allow up to 1500 businesses to install energy saving technology and take part in workshops to share their experiences and solutions to the energy problem.

Hunter Business Chamber CEO, Kristin Keegan says it is important not to just install new technology but to make sure businesses understand their consumption.

Businesspeople, like Scratchley’s owner Neil Slater hopes the technology will allow for a drop in electricity prices.