Supporting Local families with their Energy Bills
Local families will soon be able to cut their energy bills with solar and home appliance upgrades, thanks to a $128 million Energy Bill Buster program in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, welcomed the announcement as great news for local families who may be struggling with the cost of living at the moment.
“This announcement is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to easing cost of living pressures, as equipping local families for the future by incentivising the installation of solar systems will help drive down household energy bills.” Mr Coure said.
“The Energy Bill Buster program allows eligible households to swap their annual Low Income Household rebate for a lump sum contribution to a free solar system or a home energy efficient appliance upgrade.”
Around a third of NSW households are currently receiving an energy rebate to help them with their energy bills.
Eligible households could potentially save up to $600 each year via this program, instead of the annual $285 provided by the Low Income Household Rebate.
The Energy Bill Buster program follows the NSW Government’s recent announcement to increase the number of vouchers available under the Energy Accounts Payment Assistance scheme by 25% to $400 per transaction for households struggling to pay for their electricity and gas bills.
The 2022-23 Budget includes funding to initially help up to 30,000 households under the program, with further funding to be considered based on uptake. Households can find out more and register their interest at www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au/rebate-swap