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Government programs and financial help

The NSW Government is helping households reduce power costs through energy efficiency. One of the key ways the government is helping households reduce their energy bills is through energy efficiency initiatives such as:

The Home Energy Action Program

The Home Energy Action Program (PDF 175KB) (HEA) delivers energy efficiency improvements to low-income households across the state by helping them access energy-saving appliances and home improvements.

This program continues the success of the recent award-winning Home Power Savings Program (PDF 542KB), which has helped more than 220,000 low-income households collectively save 120,000 MWh of electricity and over $36 million on their power bills each year.

The HEA Program is offering financial support for eligible low income households to access energy efficient fridges and TVs at a discounted price.

Smarter Choice

The Smarter Choice retail program makes it easier for consumers to make informed buying decisions when choosing and comparing energy efficient household appliances.

Energy Savings Scheme

The Energy Savings Scheme assists households to purchase energy-efficient equipment, such as white goods, at reduced cost. Ask your retailer about it.

You can also receive an incentive for making your home more energy efficient under the Energy Savings Scheme with help from an Accredited Certificate Provider (ACP).

Other ways to help you save money

Energy rebates help eligible families, concession card holders and customers using approved medical equipment to pay their energy bills.

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) helps customers in a short term financial crisis or an emergency to pay their energy bills.

Power’s in your Hands helps you find an energy deal that suits the needs of your household.

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Page last updated: 18 August 2016