Did you know that as part of the NSW Government Energy Saving Scheme your business may be eligible to access financial incentives to invest in upgrades to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint?
What is the Energy Savings Scheme?
The ESS is a NSW government scheme designed to reduce energy use by creating financial incentives for organisations to invest in upgrades to save energy.
Commercial lighting activities can be delivered under the ESS by Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) to help NSW businesses, councils and distributors save energy through upgrades of building lighting, upgrades of lighting for roads and public spaces and upgrades of lighting for traffic signals.
The nominated ACP creates Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs) based on the energy savings that will be made. These ESCs are then sold and with the revenue raised can provide their customers with either rebates of discounted products.
What are the ACP’s obligations?
The ACP must make sure that the lighting upgrade meets the scheme requirements. This includes ensuring the new lighting system is fit for purpose, maintains service levels and complies with lighting industry standards.
How Much will it cost?
The ESS requires that you contribute a net amount of at least $5.00 (excluding GST) for each MWh (megawatt hour) of energy saved towards the cost of goods and services that make up the lighting upgrade (minimum co-payment). The minimum co-payment amount cannot be made by in-kind payment or be reimbursed to you at anytime before or after the upgrade takes place, either by the ACP or a third party.
Considering an upgrade to LED lighting?
If your business is operating in NSW and would like to hear more about this scheme or are considering an upgrade its important to get in contact with a Commercial Electrician.
At Rotric we have years of experience installing office led lighting and have established relationship with many of the Australian lighting companies.
The process involved is straight forward, a Rotric representative would attend site to undertake an energy audit of your existing office lighting. We would then propose alternative LED fittings to replace the existing fittings and based on the quantity of lights would calculate the saving in energy generated. The financial incentive is then calculated based on the proposed energy saving.
Benefits of LED Lighting
Whilst the financial incentive provided by the NSW Government ESS is a great reason to consider making the change. There are many other benefits provided by LED Lighting:
- LED’s are the most energy efficient lighting solution available in the market today
- Cost savings – by upgrading to LED fittings, you will immediately begin to realise cost-savings to your bottom line. In addition to energy costs, you will save on maintenance, replacement costs, operational downtime and equipment rentals
- LED’s have the longest operating life of all lighting options available in the market today
- Light quality – LEDs deliver whiter, brighter lighting that can help improve productivity.
What to do next?
There has never been a better time to consider the change to LED Lighting.
At Rotric as a Licensed Commercial Electrician in Sydney we can provide more information and an obligation free quote, so get in touch.