New South Wales

Energy Savings Scheme (ESS)

Scheme name: Energy Savings Scheme (ESS)

Type: Certificate based

Certificates: Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs)

Scheme administrator: Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)

Scheme regulator: IPART

Commenced: 1 Jan 2009

End date: 2050


Policy framework responsibility: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)

Ministerial responsibility: NSW Minister for Energy and Environment


NSW Government ESS website (About, legislation and scheme performance, upcoming events, publications, lighting equipment requirements):

IPART ESS website:


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