REPS energy efficiency in South Australia

 

Looking for ways to reduce energy use around the house? You may be eligible for free or discounted energy saving products.

Save energy in your home and business

As a REPS recipient, together with our REPS partners, MAC Trade Services and Ecovantage, we’ll help eligible customers reduce their energy consumption by replacing some inefficient devices and appliances with higher energy star replacements.

How we could help you save energy

Want to swap to a new efficient water heater?

When you use hot water in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry, you’re not just paying for water. You’re also paying for the energy to heat it. Around 23% of the energy used in an average home is used to heat water, so it pays off to have an efficient hot water system in your home.

With REPS, the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme, you may be eligible for a rebate on a solar, heat pump or gas hot water system and its installation. With a system from our REPS partners one of MAC Trade Services or Ecovantage, you could save on replacing your old system with a new, efficient hot water service.

Eligibility

REPS hot water replacement eligibility includes:

  • Existing home or a new or existing multi-storey apartment building.
  • Eligibility for our gas hot water system offer additionally applies to households that are not yet connected to a reticulated gas supply.
  • Payment of a one-off REPS mandatory fee of $33 per site.

Are you eligible for a discounted high-efficiency reverse cycle air conditioner?

Residential and small business customers who have no had this product replaced under REPS before could be eligible.

In the average Australian home, around 40% of energy is used for heating and cooling. You could be eligible for energy saving products that will reduce heating & cooling costs, helping you save on your electricity bill. For more information on home energy usage data visit the South Australian Government website.

As part of the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), with our REPS representatives MAC Trade Services and Ecovantage, we’re offering high efficiency air conditioners, discounted by the REPS rebate at point of sale.

Residential savings

Save energy around your home with REPS. We’re committed to helping Australians save energy and reduce the size of their energy bills. Through the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), you could reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money.

Save through Virtual Power Plant

Through the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), and by joining our VPP, you could reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money.

You can purchase a solar battery bundle, a solar battery or add your existing solar battery to our VPP, and we’ll reward you for it.

Under REPS, we have compulsory annual targets that we can meet by undertaking approved energy productivity activities, such as installing energy efficient products. These activities help Improve energy productivity for households, businesses and the broader energy system.

Our VPP is an approved REPS activity for residential customers. We’ll use the credits created by you joining our Virtual Power Plant towards our annual targets. In return, this allows us to increase the VPP value to customers in South Australia.

Join our Virtual Power Plant

Through the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), and by joining our VPP, you could reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money.

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Business savings

Let REPS help you improve the energy efficiency of your business. Ever wondered why your business electricity bills are high? Maybe it is the old energy-guzzling appliances such as the air conditioning, overhead lighting or old refrigerated display cabinets.

Contact AGL and its REPS partners for free no-obligation quotes on the following REPS-discounted products.

REPS activities available to businesses

Upgrade old commercial lighting with REPS

Save on lighting and electricity costs through the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS). LED lights can use up to 75% less energy than traditional lighting, they don’t emit heat and last longer, helping you save on both replacement costs and ongoing electricity expenses.

High-bay, fluro, downlight and flood light replacements

Your new lights will help you save on electricity bills, minimise lighting-replacement costs and reduce your environmental footprint. A once-off $33 mandatory fee per site is required by the REPS for small businesses. This will be registered as paid by the Essential Services Commission of SA, so that it is only paid once per site.

Which businesses are eligible?

  • Under 20,000 GJ of upgrades installed at the site under REPS, and no more than one previous REPS upgrade.
  • If leasing – permission must be obtained from the premise’s landlord prior to installation.
  • All existing lights are in working order with adequate power supply.
  • No relocation of lights required. Additional charges apply for replacing non-working lights, any switchboard upgrades or relocation of lights.
  • Small businesses are required to pay the once-off mandatory REPS site fee of $33.
  • Large business sites (consuming upwards of 160 MWh of electricity per annum) are required to pay a minimum of $1.70 per GJ (incl. GST) equivalent for their REPS upgrade.

Why upgrade your commercial lighting?

LEDs are much more efficient than commercial incandescent, halogen, mercury vapour and fluorescent lighting. The reasons are in the technology. To produce light, LEDs pass electrons through a semiconductor. By comparison, an incandescent bulb passes current through a filament, while fluorescent lamps ionize mercury vapour in a glass tube.

Just 10% of energy consumed by a 50W halogen lamp will go into producing light. The remaining energy is lost as heat, which can also increase the ambient workplace room temperature.

An equivalent 7W LED has no filament, contains no mercury, gas or phosphor powder, and will produce far less heat, whilst providing the same or better quality lighting. Please view technology and equipment guides for more information.

 

LED lighting benefits

Better for your business

  • Increase workplace safety – LEDs usually do not contain glass, reducing hazards in the workplace and the risk of injury if a breakage occurs.
  • Get immediate, full-strength light – Most of the electricity used by an LED goes to produce light, providing full-strength illumination from the moment they’re switched on.
  • Reduce replacement costs – LED lights last longer than standard globes and need replacing less frequently4. They are also recyclable, reducing waste disposal charges.

Better for the environment

  • Eliminate hazardous materials – Unlike other lighting options, LEDs don’t contain mercury, are free from harmful gasses, and don’t emit UV rays.
  • Combine with a solar solution – LEDs are compatible with a low-voltage electricity supply, allowing them to be hooked-up to solar for outdoor, remote or rural environments.
  • Help reduce carbon emissions – LED lights emit 90% less carbon dioxide than old halogen bulbs and 50% less than CFLs.

For more information, contact Ecovantage on 08 7200 8359.

Products you can trust. Service you can rely on.

Quality

All products are REPS-accredited to give you peace of mind.

Safety

LED lighting products contain no mercury, gas or other hazardous materials.

Service

Partner tradespeople are trained to provide a high quality service.


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