ESS Rule

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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 Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is responsible for developing the policy behind the ESS. More information on the rule change process and contact details are available on the Energy NSW website

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