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About the NSW government's ESS program and how Time To Save will help you make the most of it - towards a more sustainable, greener future.

About the NSW ESS program

Save energy and money by installing discounted energy-efficient products.

The NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) provides financial incentives to install energy efficient equipment and appliances in NSW households and businesses.

The Energy Savings Scheme was established in 2009 and has been highly successful at delivering energy and bills savings. Between 2009 and 2022, the scheme has supported projects that will deliver 48,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy savings by 2033.

The Energy Savings Scheme has an energy savings target of 9.5% in 2023.

The NSW government set out how certificates are created and what specific activities are included as part of the scheme through the publication of the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) Rule. This is updated on an annual basis. Recent changes have expanded the range of eligible activities.

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