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ESS Rule Change Public Consultation

The 2020-21 Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) Public Consultation invites submissions on proposed changes to the ESS Rule.
Electrician stands next to metre boxes.
Electrician stands next to metre boxes.

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What’s this about?

The key 2020-21 Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) Rule change proposals include:

  • updates to existing air conditioner and refrigerated cabinet activity definitions
  • the potential for new heat pump and solar water heater activities.

You can find more detail on the proposed changes in the Draft ESS Rule 2021 and ESS Consultation Paper 2020-21 Rule Change. Find out more on the consultation webpage.

Consultation forum

There will also be an online consultation forum on Thursday 15 July 2021. This is an important part of the ESS Rule change consultation process. It will provide you with an opportunity to hear about the key changes and ask questions.

After a morning plenary session there will be a targeted stakeholder engagement session on air conditioners.

Have your say

Provide your feedback via email.

Have your say by Friday 23 July 2021.


23 June 2021 to 23 July 2021

Consultation period

From:23 June 2021
To:23 July 2021

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 9995 5524
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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