The Energy Savings Scheme Rule applies to Accredited Certificate Providers and their energy savings projects. It provides detail about:
Accredited Certificate Providers must understand the Energy Savings Scheme Rule.
The new ESS Rule commenced on 30 March 2020. The changes to the ESS Rule may require you to update your processes, documents and systems. You should ensure you understand how the rule changes affect your business.
Our updated documents have become effective on 30 March 2020. They are labelled “Current” on our website.
For more information on how the Rule changes impact you, please see the fact sheets published below. Where it applies to a particular method, we have also outlined important transitional arrangements and new or amended evidence requirements.
The Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 – 30 March 2020 (new ESS Rule) is available here.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is responsible for developing the policy behind the ESS. More information on the 30 March 2020 ESS Rule (including a tracked changes version) is available on the Energy NSW website.
Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula (Commercial Lighting)
Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits (HEER)
Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification (PIAM&V)
Metered Baseline Method (MBM)
Sales of New Appliances (SONA)
Aggregated Metered Baseline (AMB)
Installation of High Efficiency Appliances for Businesses (IHEAB)
Power Factor Correction Formula (PFC)
Removal of Old Appliances (ROOA)
Previous versions of the ESS rule are provided for reference here.