The NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) is driving energy efficiency upgrades in NSW by providing financial incentives to make implementation more affordable and attractive.
The ESS places an obligation on energy retailers to purchase Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs). These certificates are generated by an Accredited Certificate Providers (such as Wattly) by performing eligible activities.
It is administered and regulated in accordance with the ESS Savings Scheme Rule 2009 (or the ESS Rule) by the Independent Pricing and Regulation Tribunal of NSW (IPART).
|Commercial Lighting (Formula)||CLF||Undertaking a lighting upgrade in commercial buildings (commercial, industrial, government, schools)||NO||YES||YES|
|Public lighting method||CLF||Undertaking a lighting upgrade in outdoor areas. Street lighting, council lighting, outdoor lighting||NO||YES||SOON|
|Project Impact Assessment with Measurement and Verification||PIAM&V||PIAM&V covers a wide range of Commercial and Industrial Upgrades. (Motors, Fans, Pumps, Conveyors, Compressors, Chillers, Refrigeration, Boilers, Gas)||NO||YES||YES|
|Metered Baseline Method||MBM||The MBM compares the energy consumed before and after the energy saving activity has been performed. Can be an entire site. ESCs created on a yearly basis in arrears.||NO||YES||SOON|
|High Efficiency Appliances for Business||HEAB||HEAB is a deemed method, that looks primarily at the efficiency of the new equipment. Most useful when PIAM&V is too costly to perform.||NO||YES||SOON|
|Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit||HEER||Low efficiency lighting to High Efficiency lighting
General Lighting including downlights, reflectors lamps, standard Edison and Bayonet Bulb