Energy initiative to empower consumers

In 2017, a new Energy Affordability Package was announced by the NSW Government to help households and small businesses in New South Wales save hundreds of dollars a year off their energy bills. The package includes rebates, upgrades to appliances and equipment, access to training resources, and the removal of exit fees when changing energy retailers, so consumers are free to choose the best deal.

The NSW Government has now announced that the full suite of the package is available to the community.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett hopes the energy package will give residents “access to more affordable energy and reduce bill stress”.

“The initiative aims to help ease the costs of energy for consumers,” the Mayor said.

Ways to save

  • Save Energy Energy efficient lighting upgrades – Households and small businesses can access a discounted lighting upgrade offer, NSW Government will be subsidising the new lighting systems installations and bulb costs, through approved suppliers.
  • Appliance replacement offer - Discounts on new energy efficient fridges and televisions. When householders replace their old, inefficient model, they can receive 40% off the cost of a fridge and 50% off the cost of a television. To receive this offer, householders must be a New South Wales resident and hold a concession card.
  • Training services - Small businesses can participate now in online training courses and webinars that are tailored to their unique needs. All learning opportunities are flexible, easy to access and free of charge for small businesses in NSW.
  • Rebates for householders – Energy rebates that help eligible families, concession card holders and people using approved medical equipment to pay their energy bills. There is also assistance for people in a short term financial crisis or emergency.

The full list of programs and how to access offers is available on the Power to Save website www.powertosave.nsw.gov.au

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