What is REPS?
The Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) is the new South Australian government energy efficiency program, which commenced on the 1st of January 2021. REPS replaces the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) which ran from 1 January 2015 to the 31st December 2020 and built on the Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme, which operated from 2009 to 2014.
Under the REPS, most energy retailers in South Australia will be required to provide incentives for South Australian households and businesses to achieve energy savings to 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. In addition, 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.
Many obliged retailers use the services of third party contractors to undertake activities on their behalf. YESS are an approved Third Party Contractor. Our details can be found here.
REPS Approved Products
YESS are able to change your old inefficient incandescent globes over to more energy efficient LED A- globes and Flood Lights. Under the REPS Scheme we can change up to 40 globes. YESS use high quality Emerald Planet A-Globes, Candle Stick and Floodlights.
Stand-by Power Controllers
Standby Power Controllers (SPC’s) help reduce standby power use by automatically switching the power off to your TV & entertainment appliances when they are left unattended or in standby mode, they retail for $100 and can save you up to $140* per year off your electricity bills for each device installed. Under the REPS Scheme we can install up to 3 SPC devices.
Water Efficient Showerheads
YESS have a 7.5 litre per minute showerheads for your home with both fixed arm and hose attached options, YESS can install upto 3 showerheads into your home, if you meet installation eligibility.
Interested in any of these products? Send us your enquiry
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