Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS)
The way we use energy and how much we pay for it affects our society, economy and environment. Over a decade ago, the SA government introduced an initiative to support households and businesses to reduce their energy costs. Over the years, the scheme has undergone improvements to reflect current challenges, with the aim of delivering “a smarter, more affordable, reliable and sustainable energy future for all South Australians.”
What is REPS?
REPS (Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme) is an SA Government initiative helping households and businesses reduce their energy costs. It commenced on January 1st 2021 replacing the old REES, which (along with the previous Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme) was in place for over a decade, helping South Australians get more value from their energy. YESS has been helping South Australians access the benefits of the scheme since its inception as a trusted third-party contractor of the scheme.
How does it work?
Under the REPS, most energy retailers in South Australia will be required to provide incentives for SA households and businesses to achieve energy savings, and potentially lower their energy bills. Energy retailers that exceed certain thresholds are set annual targets for the delivery of energy efficiency activities to households and/or businesses. Many obliged retailers use the services of third party contractors of the scheme such as YESS. Our details can be found here.
YESS can help you access state government subsidies to lower your energy costs. You can save with a variety of subsidised energy efficiency services and rebates
Recently bought (or are planning to buy) a new fridge or freezer? Receive a rebate of up to $425 by making an eco-friendly online purchase from an SA retailer.
Eligible SA residents can be compensated with a Gift Voucher or Bank Transfer of $50 -$150 for recycling a working secondary fridge.
Making an eco-friendly choice is now easier for South Australians. Eligible households can have their old air conditioner replaced with a new Reverse cycle air conditioner.
Connecting to a new gas, electric or solar hot water system is now easier with REPS. Eligible households can receive a professionally installed 5-star energy rated hot water system. Save on energy costs and reduce emissions.
If you live in an uninsulated home (or if your insulation needs top-up), you may be eligible for the subsidised installation of ceiling insulation by a licensed installer!
FREE or discounted energy-saving REPS Approved products for eligible homes. YESS are able to change your old inefficient incandescent globes over to more energy-efficient LED A- globes, floodlights, Standby Power Controllers and water-efficient showerheads.
YESS specialise in delivering energy-efficient lighting services to South Australian businesses with many installs being delivered either for low or no cost, with the aid of the South Australian REPS Scheme Rebates.
Priority Group Households
Priority Group households are eligible to receive these products free of charge through REPS.
A Priority Group Household is one that has:
- a valid SA Government concession card OR
- a residential tenancy agreement with the landlord and the rent being $400 or less per week OR
- a SA Gov Electricity Bill Concession OR
- a referral from a SA registered Financial Counselor OR
- participates in a Retailer Hardship Program
Non-Priority Group households can receive the Home Essentials service by paying a $33 REPS Surcharge. This is only required once per address.
Retailers with larger residential customer bases are set targets for ensuring that a certain amount of the energy efficiency activities they deliver go to Priority Group households. These households are therefore eligible for additional services like Energy Efficient Products and Energy Assessments.
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