Save on energy costs with the New South Wales Government's Energy Savings Scheme

The New South Wales Government's Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) provides a discount incentive to households and small businesses that install or upgrade to more energy-efficient air conditioning systems. This scheme aims to reduce electricity and/or gas consumption, promoting energy conservation and sustainable practices.

As an approved ESS provider, Seebreeze Air Conditioning is pleased to offer this valuable initiative to our customers throughout Wollongong, the Illawarra, and Sydney. When you choose one of our energy-efficient air conditioning systems, you can enjoy the benefits of the ESS without the hassle of direct rebates.

Contact us today to learn more about the ESS and how you can take advantage of this opportunity to save money on your energy bills while enhancing your home or business environment with a modern, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

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Select an approved air conditioning system from Seabreeze Air Conditioning.


We will provide you a free quote, which will have your discount applied already.


We will install your new energy-efficient air conditioner in your home or business.


What is the Energy Savings Scheme?

The Energy Savings Scheme reduces electricity consumption in NSW by creating financial incentives for organisations to invest in energy savings projects. Energy savings are achieved by Accredited Certificate Providers installing, improving or replacing energy savings equipment. Companies that become Accredited Certificate Providers can create energy savings certificates by carrying out these activities. They can then sell the certificates to Scheme Participants who have an obligation under the Scheme to meet energy savings targets (which can be met by purchasing and surrendering certificates).

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) is both the Scheme Administrator and Scheme Regulator.

See Roles in the Scheme

What is the ESS Rule?

The Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 or the ESS Rule sets out how energy saving certificates can be created and sets out the:

  • Types of eligible activities
  • Types of ineligible activities
  • Eligible applicants
  • Detailed calculation methodologies.

The guidance material available on this website assists stakeholders to understand the requirements of the ESS Rule. The guidance is not a substitute for the ESS Rule and project proponents should familiarise themselves with the requirements of the ESS Rule.

See Legislation

Can the ESS Rule be changed?

Yes. The Rule is amended from time to time. Rule changes occur to keep the Scheme up to date and to manage changes in the market and the emergence of new technologies.

If you would like to provide feedback about the ESS Rule, you should contact the Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC)

When does the ESS Scheme finish?

The Energy Savings Scheme is legislated to run until 2050 or until there is an equivalent national energy efficiency scheme.

How does the Energy Savings Scheme work with the Emissions Reduction Fund?

The legislation covering the Energy Savings Scheme states that it will run until 2050 or until there is an equivalent national energy efficiency scheme.

The Commonwealth Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund will fund emission abatement activities across all sectors of the Australian economy and is supporting energy efficiency activities in NSW.

The NSW Government supports the continuation of the Energy Savings Scheme in parallel with the Emissions Reduction Fund (refer to the Energy Savings Scheme Statutory Review). To ensure that the schemes are complementary to each other, energy efficiency projects that access the Energy Savings Scheme are not eligible for financial incentives under the Emissions Reduction Fund (and vice versa).