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Home Power Savings Program evaluation

The NSW Government’s Home Power Savings Program (HPSP) ran from 2010 to 2014 and engaged more than 225,000 NSW households. It was designed to help low-income households save energy. Participating households received a free in-home energy assessment by an energy expert, a free power savings kit and a personalised action plan.

Why this matters…

  • The program was effective in helping participating households reduce energy usage
    • The average electricity saving across all participating households was estimated to be 0.6 kWh per household per day, or 4.3 percent of average household consumption.
    • Households that received the full kit of energy-saving fittings saved an average 1 kWh per day, or 6.4 percent of average household consumption.
  • Where interval-meter data is available, we can determine which households would most benefit from specific energy saving measures. This identifies greatest potential savings, and therefore has significant implications for future program design.

Reports 

2012 Interim Evaluation of the Home Power Savings Program (PDF 3.7MB)

Report by ARTD Consultants 

Evaluation of the Home Power Savings Program – Phase 1 Final Report (PDF 2.2MB)

Report by the Institute for Sustainable Future

Savings Analysis of the Home Power Savings Program – Phase 2 (PDF 17.5MB)

Report by the Institute for Sustainable Futures

Evaluation of the Home Power Savings Program – Phase 3 – Final report (2.2MB)

Report by the Institute for Sustainable Futures

Evaluation of the Home Power Savings Program – Phase 3 Module 2: Large Appliance and Tariff Analysis – Final report (PDF 822 KB)

Report by the Institute for Sustainable Futures

Page last updated: 12 May 2016