Energy Savings Scheme NSW

The Energy Savings Scheme provides businesses with financial incentives to upgrade equipment and processes to improve energy efficiency.
Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

Incentive payments vary.

Who is this for?

NSW businesses.


The Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) provides NSW businesses with financial incentives to invest in projects which will reduce their energy consumption. Incentives are available to install new equipment or modify a current system.

Different equipment and processes are eligible, including but not limited to:

  • lighting
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • motors, fans and pumps
  • compressed air systems
  • refrigeration
  • power systems
  • hot water and steam systems
  • furnaces
  • switching to new fuels such as biofuels, biogas and other renewable sources like solar irrigation.

Any work undertaken must be done in conjunction with a government-approved supplier. These approved suppliers are known as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACP’s). An ACP will explain the process and assist you to get the incentive.

The ACP will calculate the potential energy saved with a proposed upgrade. This energy saving is then converted into Energy Saving Certificates (ESC’s) which are sold to an energy retailer.

Some of the money from selling the ESC’s is then returned to your business. The more energy saved, the greater the return.

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To be eligible, your business must be located in NSW.

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