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NSW affordability initiatives

The NSW Government has implemented a number of affordability measures announced in their Energy Bill Relief Package. The initiative aims to help households and businesses manage their energy bills better. 
The package, which was initially announced in September 2017, includes the following measures to help households and businesses manage their energy bills:

  • higher rebates, including increasing the Low Income Household Rebate from $235 to $285 and the Family Energy Rebate from $150 to $180 
  • discounts on energy efficient equipment upgrades for small business 
  • discounts for energy efficient lighting and air conditioning upgrades for households 
  • discounts for up to 23,000 concession cardholders to save up to 50% on the cost of upgrading old fridges and TVs to energy saving models 
  • penalties for retailers who don’t move rebate recipients to a better deal 
  • energy saving upgrades for up to 16,500 public housing residents to assist the state’s most vulnerable people.

To help consumers understand how they can reduce their energy consumption, the NSW government has launched the Power to Save website. This website brings together information on all energy affordability and savings initiatives on offer in NSW for both households and small businesses. Discover how you can reduce your energy use by visiting the Power to Save website