ESS Rebates (NSW)
How Scheme works
NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) provides financial incentives to install, improve or replace energy savings equipment and appliances in NSW households and businesses. Financial incentives are in the form of tradeable certificates, called energy savings certificates (ESCs). Generally, householders and businesses who fund energy savings activities transfer the right to create ESCs to Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs), in return for a discount on the cost of the energy savings activity. The notional megawatt hours attributed to energy savings activities determines the number of ESCs that can be created. Certificates are available in NSW only. For more information on ESCs, go to the ESS website CLICK HERE
List of eligible products
Solar and heat pump water heaters have become eligible under this scheme as of 21st of April 2022. Listed Products accepted for HEER Method is available here, this may be updated from time to time CLICK HERE
List of Approved ACPs
Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) can create and trade ESCs on the certificate market.
List of approved Accredited Certificate Providers and certificates are available here CLICK HERE
We recommend working with Green Energy Trading: https://greenenergytrading.com.au
How to apply for the rebate
To be eligible for this rebate, the homeowner MUST sign up with an approved ACP upfront PRIOR to system installation:
- To sign up with Green Energy Trading, please go to the website and sign up to the fully online certificate portal – Geo – available at this link: https://greenenergytrading.com.au/geosignup
- There are a few crucial requirements that must be met PRIOR to an installation taking place, and therefore, the system owners/installers/dealers must be signed up with an ACP (or accredited themselves) before they can commence installing any hot water products. Any installations completed without some of the pre-installation requirements being met will mean those installation is never eligible for ESCs.
- When the installation is signed up, the Geo platform will calculate ESCs for the eligible installation and offer current trading prices for those Certificates.
QLD Gov Climate Smart Energy Savers Rebate
Climate Smart Energy Saver rebates are now available for eligible Queenslanders who replace old appliances with 4 star-rated (or higher) appliances and energy efficient hot water systems. This includes a standard rebate of $800 available to all eligible Queensland households or a low-income rebate of $1,000 for households with lower annual income, for heat pump hot water systems. For more information CLICK HERE
QLD Business Energy Saving and Transformation Rebate
Queensland Business Energy Saving and Transformation (QBEST) Rebates scheme provides rebates to eligible small and medium-sized Queensland businesses to install energy-efficient equipment which includes a heat pump hot water system, if the installation is to replace an electric or gas storage hot water system. Rebates of up to $12,500 are available for eligible businesses which purchase (and install if required) eligible energy-efficient equipment. For more information CLICK HERE
South Australia Rebate
The City of Adelaide provides financial incentives for installing sustainable technology in apartments, commercial buildings and houses to enhance energy and water efficiency. This includes up to $1,000 for solar hot water systems. For more information CLICK HERE