Energy Savings Scheme
Under the NSW Electricity Supply Act 1995, the Minister can grant full or partial exemption from Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) liabilities for an industry or activity that is both emissions intensive and trade-exposed.
Exemptions from the ESS are intended to ensure that NSW industrial energy users are not at a competitive disadvantage. The Energy Savings Scheme exemptions process paper outlines the exemption process. These exemptions are based on the framework used for the Australian Government's Renewable Energy Target.
Effective 1 January 2023 the Energy Savings Scheme Exemptions Order 2022 grants current exemptions from the Energy Savings Scheme.
Peak Demand Reduction Scheme
Exemptions from the Peak Demand Reduction Scheme scheme are aligned with those for the Energy Savings Scheme.
Effective 1 January 2023 the Peak Demand Reduction Scheme Exemptions Order 2022 grants current exemptions from the Peak Demand Reduction Scheme.
Renewable Fuel Scheme
We are currently developing the Renewable Fuel Scheme. If it includes an exemption framework, we will share details before the scheme commences in 2024.
For more information about exemptions, please contact us at [email protected].