Scheme changes

The Energy Savings Scheme is continually evolving to meet the needs of energy consumers in NSW.

Updated application guide and forms – May 2017

The Application for Accreditation Guide and associated application forms have been updated to clarify and streamline the application process.

All applications for accreditation submitted from 1 June 2017 should be prepared using the new forms.

The updated guide and forms are available here.

Amendments to the ESS Rule - April 2017

Amendments to the ESS Rule were gazetted on 31 March 2017 and commence on 28 April 2017. A fact sheet providing an overview of the amendments is provided below. The amended version the ESS Rule can be found here

ESS Rule Amendments Fact Sheet112.73KB PDF FileV1.0 April 2017
This fact sheet provides information to ACPs, Auditors and other interested stakeholders about amendments to the ESS Rule.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the NSW Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) are responsible for developing the policy behind the ESS. If you have any questions about the amendments to the ESS Rule, please contact DRE at More information on the rule change process and a track change (non-official) version of the ESS Rule are available on the DRE website.