LED upgrades & Government rebates
The Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) commenced on 1 July 2009. It is designed to help NSW families and businesses save money on their power bills by increasing the opportunities to improve energy efficiency. Reducing electricity use will also help shield customers from rising electricity prices and from future electricity price increases caused in part by the introduction of the national carbon pricing mechanism on 1 July 2012. The ESS establishes legislated annual energy savings targets that must be met through the creation and surrender of Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs).
Electricity retailers and certain other parties such as electricity generators who supply direct to a customer and market customers who buy or sell electricity in NSW, are required to obtain and surrender ESCs, and are known as Scheme Participants. Scheme Participants are required to meet individual energy savings targets based on the size of their share of the electricity market. If Scheme Participants fail to meet their targets, then a penalty is assigned.
Companies who become Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) can create ESCs by carrying out Recognised Energy Savings Activities as defined in the Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009. These activities include the replacement and installation of common electrical appliances, high efficiency lighting and other energy saving devices, the NABERS rating of buildings, changes in industrial processes and changes in electricity consumption measured against an established baseline among other things.
Its easy to save money on your energy bill..!
We can organise an energy audit of your buildings, calculate savings, carry out the upgrade and also handle the communications and requirements needed for the Government Rebate Scheme, so you can take advantage of the savings offered by the iPart regulated Energy Savings Scheme.
The below companies are providing products which meet the Australian Government requirements for the iPart scheme:
Sunny lighting Australia
Syntec International Pty Ltd
Green Tomorrow Eco Solutions
In recent years energy use for household lighting in Australia has rapidly increased. This is due to the construction of larger homes and the installation of more light fittings per home. Most households could reduce the amount of energy they use for lighting by 50 per cent or more by making smarter lighting choices and moving to more efficient technologies.
In Australia traditional but inefficient types of lighting (incandescent) are being phased out. There are other more efficient types of lighting available such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and fluorescent lights.
LEDs are the most energy efficient solution for your lighting requirements. Use of natural light through windows, skylights, and light tubes which capture daylight and pipe it into dark corners of your home is another effective option to consider and can reduce your need for other forms of lighting.