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Since the EEIS commenced on January 2013, around 74,000 households and businesses have participated in the Scheme, including close to 19,000 priority low income households. Over 1.3 million energy saving items have been installed, delivering more than 6.5 million GJ of lifetime energy savings, about $400 million of lifetime energy bill savings and is estimated to achieve lifetime emission reductions of around 500,000 tCO2-e, equivalent to taking approximately 161,000 cars off Canberra roads for a year.

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Latest updates


06 June 2019

The 2020 EEIS Priority Household Target has been updated with an increase from 20% to 30%. This increase will provide more opportunities for low income households to take part in the scheme. The Priority Household Target web page has more information about who is an eligible priority household.


24 January 2019

The ACT government has drafted new insulation and ventilation sealing activities. Details are in the consultation paper. Please provide feedback via the on-line survey by 1 March 2019. The new EEIS activities will be discussed at a stakeholder forum to be held in Canberra on 14 February 2019. Register for the forum by email: epd-eeis@act.gov.au.


11 January 2019

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme will be extended to 2030 and will optimise environmental and social outcomes, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as lowering energy bills for low income priority households. Details are in the media release and consultation report. Comments are due on 1 March 2019 via the online survey . Email epd-eeis@act.gov.au to register for a stakeholder forum to be held in Canberra on 14 February 2019.


17 August 2018

As part of the ongoing process of strengthening the EEIS, new business heating and cooling have been developed. Proposals are detailed in the consultation paper. Consultation runs until October 4th.


July 2018

An Independent Review of the EEIS was completed in mid-2018. The Review found that on average, participating households are saving $5.65 per week, with an average saving of $57 per week for participating businesses. The total savings achieved by EEIS is four times greater than the running costs of the scheme. So far the scheme has achieved a carbon dioxide reduction equivalent to removing 144,000 cars off Canberra roads for a year, and in 2017, the EEIS saved enough energy to power over 21,000 Canberra households for a year. Links to individual reports are below and on the publications page.


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