In this section, we’ll endeavor to keep you up-to-date with any initiatives for rebates and discounts to help reduce household emissions.
Want to switch your home to clean energy but lack the funds? Keep an eye out for the Empowering Homes program from the NSW Government – offering no interest loans for solar energy and battery storage systems.
‘It is estimated that a family with a $500 quarterly electricity bill could save up to $285 a year on their bills while repaying the no interest loans. These savings could increase to more than $2000 a year when the loan is fully repaid.’ NSW Government media release – ‘Extra bill relief with solar energy and battery roll out’ 10th February 2019
The Empowering Homes program was due to launch in summer 2019 but is being piloted for 12 months in the Hunter region to test program design. The wider program is now due to open in 2021. You can register your interest to receive updates about the program.
The NSW Energy Saver website is a useful one to bookmark as it outlines all the current NSW Government energy efficiency initiatives for eligible households. At the moment these include:
- Energy rebates;
- Appliance replacement offer for households;
- Discounted energy efficient lighting for households;
- Discounted air conditioners for households; and
- Help fo households facing energy bill stress.
Finally, the Rebates page on the Department of Environment and Energy website has an exhaustive list of energy rebates, assistance, apps and support for businesses and households.
Check this page regularly for any updates.