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NSW Climate and Energy Action

Refrigeration

Part of the Energy Security Safeguard

Refrigeration systems use a lot of energy. Installing new equipment or modifying your current system to make it more energy efficient can make a difference to your bottom line.

Incentives for refrigeration system upgrades are available under the NSW Government Energy Savings Scheme (ESS). Find an approved supplier in your region.

An upgrade is when you replace or modify an existing refrigeration system so that it becomes more energy efficient.

Examples of modifications include, but are not limited to:

  • insulating pipe work and cooled spaces
  • installing variable or adjustable speed drives on pumps and motors
  • installing automatic controls for sequencing compressors.

The more energy you save, the greater the incentive you can receive.

How this helps your business

Making your refrigeration system more energy efficient will:

  • reduce your energy use
  • lower your energy bills
  • reduce your emissions and help the environment.

Access the incentive

You can check your eligibility and access the financial incentives by contacting an approved supplier in your region. Get the best offer by contacting multiple suppliers.

Contact an approved supplier as early as possible before you begin an upgrade project. The supplier will:

  • explain the process
  • get you the incentive.

You will need to make a minimum co-payment of $250 (excluding GST) for each installed new or replacement refrigerated cabinet. You may be required to pay more if the model you choose is more expensive. 

You may need to measure the energy use of your refrigeration system for some time before and after the upgrade. This can be done by submetering or checking your energy bills.

Check to see if there is an approved supplier in your region

Note that suppliers listed in a region may not serve the whole region. When you contact an approved supplier, they will confirm whether they operate in your location. If you are unsure about which region you are in, please check your postcode in this document.

Approved supplier terms of service

By using the regional approved supplier lookup below you are agreeing to the terms of service:

Approved suppliers are known as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs). Information about ACPs is provided for general information only. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is the Energy Savings Scheme Administrator and Regulator and is responsible for accreditation, auditing and compliance of ACPs. Before proceeding with engaging an ACP a customer should review up to date information available on the IPART website.

By accessing and using information about ACPs available on this website, the customer acknowledges and agrees:

  • the NSW Treasury does not have any legal liability whatsoever connected to the deliverables associated with this program, including any issues arising from interactions with ACPs and technology installations
  • to discharge NSW Treasury from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, and expenses the customer may potentially incur through this program or arising from the use of this information for any other purpose.

Metropolitan Sydney

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Central Coast

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Central West and Orana

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Far West

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Hunter

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Illawarra

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Riverina Murray

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

New England and North West

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

North Coast

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

South East and Tablelands

There are 4 approved suppliers

Shell Energy (For businesses with over $250,000 annual energy spend)
1800 859 336
https://www.shellenergy.com.au/energy-solutions/certificates-funding/environmental-certificates

EC Focus
02 9660 9997
https://www.energyconservation.com.au

Ecovantage
02 8090 5623
https://www.ecovantage.com.au

Northmore Gordon Environmental
1300 878 500
https://www.northmoregordon.com

Questions?

Contact an approved supplier directly.