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Energy Savings Scheme Rule

The Energy Savings Scheme Rule applies to Accredited Certificate Providers and their energy savings projects.  It provides detail about:

  • Eligibility requirements, and
  • Calculation methods for determining the number of energy savings certificates that can be created.

Accredited Certificate Providers must understand the Energy Savings Scheme Rule.

Scheme changes

The Energy Savings Scheme is continually evolving to meet the needs of energy consumers in NSW. Read the Fact Sheet below to understand the most recent changes.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) are responsible for developing the policy behind the ESS. More information on the rule change process and contact details are available on the Energy Savings Scheme Rule Change 2017-18 website.

Amendments to the ESS Rule in 2018

A fact sheet providing an overview of the amendments and their commencement dates is provided below.

Relevant Documentation

Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 - 31 July 2018
Fact Sheet - ESS Rule Amendments

 Previous versions of the ESS rule are provided for reference here.