Amendment to the ESS Rule
22 December 2011
Following a process of consultation with stakeholders, the Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 has been amended to remove showerhead replacement activity and broaden the scope of activities and projects in the Energy Savings Scheme.
These include recognising energy savings activities at locations where the electricity consumption is not directly metered, such as street lighting networks, traffic signal networks, and electricity distribution networks.
The scope of the Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula has been expanded to recognise hotels, motels, aged care facilities and common areas of BCA class 2 buildings as ‘commercial premises’, and changes have been made to the treatment of T5 adaptor kits.
Other changes include the removal (from the list of eligible activities) of the sale of halogen lamps, which require re-wiring by an electrician to install.
Changes to the rule were Gazetted on 22 December 2011 and are effective on, and from, that date.
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Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 - 22 December 2011159.19KB PDF FileThe Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009, or ESS Rule, sets out how Energy Savings Certificates can be created. This is the current ESS rule.