Preparing Energy Savings Action Plans
The NSW Government introduced legislation in May 2005 requiring high energy users and local councils in NSW to prepare Energy Savings Action Plans.
Energy Savings Action Plans provide a comprehensive analysis of an organisation's energy use and management strategies. Plans involve determining current energy use, undertaking a management review, undertaking a detailed technical review and assessing and identifying savings measures.
Who needs to prepare plans?
A list of organisations required to prepare savings action plans was published as an Energy Savings Order in the NSW Government Gazette on Friday 28 October 2005. They include:
- businesses in NSW using more than 10 gigawatt-hours per year at a site
- all local councils in NSW with populations of more than 50,000 people
- NSW Government agencies which use more than 10 gigawatt-hours per year at a site.
Organisations listed on the Savings Order are known as "Designated Users".
Guidelines for Energy Savings Actions Plans
Designated users must prepare Energy Savings Action Plans according to Guidelines for Energy Savings Action Plans (08595energyguidelines.pdf, 664 KB).
The Guide Notes provide more detailed, technical information on preparing Energy Savings Action Plans. They answer frequently asked questions and include information on how Energy Savings Action Plans relate to existing or previous energy saving activities and technical review requirements.
Our energy saving specialists are available to help designated users. For advice, technical support and information, call us on 1300 361 967 and ask to speak to the energy savings specialist assigned to your organisation.
Page last updated: 27 February 2011