Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that Penrith families will soon be able to cut their energy bills with solar and home appliance upgrades, thanks to a $128 million Energy Bill Buster program in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.
“The NSW Government is committed to helping to ease cost of living for local families by equipping them with the appliances that will help drive down their energy bills”
“The Energy Bill Buster program allows eligible households to swap their annual Low Income Household rebate for a lump sum contribution to a free solar system,” Stuart Ayres said.
“Residents who are renters or who live in apartments may be eligible to swap the rebate for energy efficient appliance upgrades such as fridges, dryers and hot water systems up to $4,000.”
Around a third of NSW households are currently receiving an energy rebate to help them with their energy bills.
Eligible households can apply to get a free solar system that can save you up to $600 each year, instead of the annual $285 Low Income Household Rebate.
The Energy Bill Buster program follows the NSW Government’s recent announcement to increase the number of vouchers available under the Energy Accounts Payment Assistance scheme by 25 per cent to $400 per transaction for households struggling to pay their electricity and gas bills.
The 2022-23 Budget includes funding to initially help up to 30,000 households under the program, with further funding to be considered based on uptake. Households can find out more and register their interest at www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au/rebate-swap.