City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme
Are you looking to make your Adelaide City/North Adelaide home more energy-efficient and sustainable? You’re in luck! The City of Adelaide Council’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme is designed to help businesses and households reduce their energy consumption. This blog post will explain the eligibility criteria of the Sustainability Incentives Scheme, how it can be combined with the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), and how it can be used to get a rebate from a Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessment.
What is the Sustainability Incentives Scheme?
The Sustainability Incentives Scheme is a City of Adelaide Council initiative that rewards businesses and households for their sustainable practices. It provides rebates for projects that reduce energy use and other sustainability measures.
The scheme is designed to reward those who are proactive in reducing their impact on the environment and improving their sustainability performance. The scheme also works hand-in-hand with the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), which rewards households for choosing energy-efficient products, such as Energy efficient air conditioning and hot water systems.
The Sustainability Incentives Scheme provides rebates for projects that can be used to help reduce the environmental impact of businesses and households located within the City of Adelaide boundaries.
What incentives and rebates can be accessed?
The City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme offers a variety of rebates and incentives that can help households and businesses save money on energy costs. These include:
Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) top-up: 25% for any appliance purchase or upgrade which receives a REPS rebate. (up to $500)
Appliance electrification: 50% for commercial replacement of gas appliances with electric or solar powered. (up to $5,000)
Home energy/sustainability assessments: 50% for a Residential Efficiency Scorecard or similar. (up to $200)
These incentives, and many more, can be accessed via the City of Adelaide Council website https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/about-council/grants-sponsorship-incentives/sustainability-incentives-scheme/, which contains a complete list of all the benefits offered under this scheme. Households and businesses within the City of Adelaide boundaries are encouraged to take advantage of the scheme to save money on their energy bills and reduce their environmental impact.
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be eligible for the scheme, the property must be located within the City of Adelaide municipal area (postcodes 5000 and 5006), and applications must be submitted within 12 months of project completion. Additionally, funding is subject to Council’s annual budget processes, and funding is limited. Full Terms and conditions can be found on the Council’s website.
Applicants must also comply with the scheme’s additional requirements for each activity, such as providing supporting documentation and other considerations. Therefore, it is essential to read the scheme guidelines in full before applying.
How can it be combined with the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS)?
You can combine the City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme with the benefits of the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses on any appliance purchase or upgrade which receives a REPS rebate (lighting excluded). This means that households within the City of Adelaide boundaries can benefit from both the Sustainability Incentives Scheme and the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme simultaneously. In addition, combining these two schemes can provide additional savings for those looking to make their home more energy efficient.
REPS Air Conditioning:
Priority Group households can access AC units and installation from as low as $699. At the same time, those not in the priority group can receive AC units and installation from as low as $955.
The City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme offers Adelaide residents an excellent opportunity to receive up to a 25% (up to $500) rebate on the cost of their AC units if they get an installation from an approved REPS provider.
For more information about the REPS Air conditioning offer, please visit: yess.net.au/air-conditioning
REPS Hot Water Systems:
South Australians can access highly discounted energy-efficient hot water systems. With the REPS Hot Water System offer, eligible households can replace their current HWS system with a new Heat Pump Hot Water System and receive significant discounts on the unit and installation. City of Adelaide’s residents can receive up to a 25% (up to $500) rebate on the cost of their new hot water system, In addition to the rebates already available from STC and REPS.
Note that If the current hot water system runs on gas – the REPS subsidy for Heat Pump HWS will apply only if the old unit is the last gas appliance in the property.
Contact us for more information about our Hot Water System offer.
REPS Appliance Rebate:
South Australians can receive up to a $348 rebate for purchasing a brand-new energy-efficient fridge, freezer or heat-pump dryer.
When combined with the Sustainability Incentives scheme, Adelaide City residents can receive up to a 25% (up to $500) rebate on the cost of their new energy-efficient Fridge, freezer, or heat-pump dryer after the REPS rebate received has been deducted.
To learn more about the REPS appliance rebate, visit yess.net.au/appliance-rebate
Home Energy / Sustainability Assessments
Residents of the City of Adelaide council can access up to 50% (up to $200) of a Residential Efficiency Scorecard Energy Assessment. The Residential Efficiency Scorecard is a program available through YESS in South Australia which assesses the energy efficiency and hot water performance of a home.
It then provides tailored recommendations for home upgrade improvements that can reduce energy and water bills. With the Sustainability Incentives Scheme, eligible households can receive a 50% rebate on the assessment cost. This assessment can provide valuable insight into how to improve the energy efficiency of your home and save money on energy and water bills.
Thanks to the City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme, residents of the City of Adelaide’s council eligible for this rebate can get back up to $200 of the $450 Residential Efficiency Scorecard Energy Assessment with YESS. Not only does this assessment offer valuable insight into your home’s energy efficiency, but this program is also a great way to save money and reduce your energy bills.
Learn more about the Residential Efficiency Scorecard energy assessment with YESS at https://yess.net.au/our-services/scorecard/
“Private organisations deliver Scorecard assessments and do not represent the Government of South Australia, Victorian Government or other Australian State and Territory governments. For more information, visit homescorecard.gov.au.”.
The City of Adelaide council is leading the way in sustainability initiatives with its Sustainability Incentives Scheme. With a range of incentives and rebates available, households in the city can reduce their energy use and get a Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessment to understand where they can improve.
By combining the Sustainability Incentives Scheme with the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), households can make further savings on energy costs. So, don’t miss this opportunity and take full advantage of the scheme to make your home more efficient and sustainable.