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NSW Energy Bill Buster applications open today

Applications for the NSW government’s Energy Bill Buster program to help households slash their power bills by up to $600 a year open today (1 August).

NSW Energy Bill Buster applications open today
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The 2022–23 NSW budget included $128 million to help up to an initial 30,000 eligible households install solar or replace appliances with more energy-efficient ones.

Families are urged to apply for the incentives to cut their bills.

Around 30,000 households can apply for a free solar system or energy-efficient appliance upgrades that can save them up to $600 per year.

The Energy Bill Buster program provides eligible households with more choice on how they manage their energy bills enabling them to make decisions that will deliver long-term savings on their energy bills while making clean energy improvements to their homes.

Those renting or living in apartments who can’t have solar installed may be eligible to swap their current annual rebate for a suite of energy efficient upgrades, helping reduce demand on the grid and lower power prices.

Appliances available in the package include energy-efficient fridges, dryers, air conditioners and hot water systems as well as upgrades such as window shading and draught sealing valued at up to $4,000. The solar offer has been trialled within select regions of NSW and is rolling out statewide to enable more people to save with solar.

The benefits aren’t just for private home owners and tenants. The solar swap will also be offered to eligible land and housing corporation tenants later this year. Eligible households include pensioners and Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card holders receiving the Low-Income Household Rebate who can receive 10 years’ worth of rebates upfront to put towards solar or appliance upgrades.

Apply at www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au/rebate-swap

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