The New South Wales Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) is an energy efficiency program launched in 2009 to provide NSW businesses with financial incentives to invest in projects which will reduce their energy consumption. Incentives are available to install new equipment or modify a current system. Energy savings are converted into Energy Saving Certificates which are sold to an energy retailer, with a portion of the returns flowing back to the business. In June 2020, there was a consultation to extend the NSW Energy Savings Scheme into the NSW Energy Security Safeguard.
Energy and Resource Efficiency
Active: Yet to formally implement Energy Security Safeguard
In June 2020, a consultation to extend the NSW Energy Savings Scheme into the NSW Energy Security Safeguard received over 40 submissions. The proposed Safeguard would include an Energy Savings Scheme that runs until 2050, with an energy savings target gradually increasing to 13% by 2030 and an expanded set of eligible activities. As of August 2021, the Safeguard has not yet been formally implemented in NSW.
The table below lists the entities tracked by InfluenceMap which have publicly engaged with the policy. InfluenceMap tracks around 300 companies and 150 industry associations globally. Each entity links back to the entities’ full InfluenceMap profile, where the evidence of its engagement can be found.
|Influencemap Performance Band||Organization||Engagement Intensity|
|C-||Woolworths Ltd||6||Consumer Staples||Oceania|
|C-||Bluescope Steel||30||Metals & Mining||Oceania|
|C||Australian Energy Council||31||Energy||Oceania|
|A-||Clean Energy Council||36||Energy||Oceania|
|D||Energy Users Association of Australia||22||Energy||Oceania|
|A-||Energy Efficiency Council||23||Energy||Oceania|
|C||Energy Networks Australia||15||Energy||Oceania|