Business Energy Savings Scheme

About the Energy Savings Scheme

The Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) helps businesses save money on their energy efficiency projects. The ESS can help you to unlock productivity gains, reduce emissions and drive competitive advantage.

Under the Energy Savings Scheme, eligible projects can have certificates generated by accredited certificate providers (ACPs), based on each notional megawatt hour (MWh) of energy the project saves.

Learn online in 15 minutes

Our quick, free online course will help you understand how the scheme works and how the ESS can benefit your business.

You can learn:

  • How to get ESS funding for your energy efficiency upgrade
  • How the scheme works
  • How to identify eligible projects

Get money back for your upgrade

The easiest way for businesses to access funds for their project under the Energy Savings Scheme is to contact an ACP.

The ACP Directory has been established to help businesses locate a suitable ACP by location, industry sector and project technology type. Some projects, in particular lighting, can have certificates deemed for 10 years upfront, significantly reducing the cost of an upgrade project.

The Energy Savings Scheme is administered by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal. Further details on the scheme are available on the ESS website.

Page last updated: 24 January 2018