New energy efficiency measures announced

On 20 August 2018, the NSW Government announced it is investing a further $72 million in energy efficiency measures to cut power bills for thousands of families and businesses across New South Wales.

This investment will help ease cost of living pressures and deliver tangible benefits for NSW households and businesses and the environment.

The measures are:

$24.5 million: Energy efficiency upgrades for low income tenants

This program will provide discounts for upgrades to more than 20,000 rental homes to enable low-income renters to benefit from energy efficient measures. Upgrades could include more energy efficient lighting, heating and hot water systems. For further information or to register your interest, please contact

$35 million: Supporting manufacturing and energy intensive businesses with energy efficiency

Under this program, funding assistance will be provided to manufacturers to upgrade to more energy efficient equipment, or to install metering systems to help track their energy use. The program will also deliver discounted advice, expert training or co-funding to NSW businesses to improve energy management.

Businesses can register their interest in this program on the Appliance and equipment upgrades webpage.

$12.5 million: Discounts to upgrade inefficient street lights for local councils

Funding assistance to help councils upgrade energy inefficient street lights to highly efficient LEDs by making it cheaper to replace lights before the end of their useful life. For further information or to register your interest, please contact

Solar target for NSW Government roofs

NSW Government will be accelerating the roll-out of solar panels and has set a target to achieve 25,000 megawatt hours a year of rooftop solar on government buildings by 2021 and 55,000 megawatt hours a year by 2024. Solar energy targets will be implemented through the Government Resource Efficiency Policy.

Read the media release about these measures.