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Electrify Everything

A third of Australian households are already enjoying the benefits of going electric for their heating, cooking, water heating and transport needs.

Electrifying your home is a cheap, safe, healthy and environmentally friendly choice. Be part of the clean energy future and enjoy a comfortable, modern home. Make a plan so that you’re ready to replace appliances and vehicles with efficient electric ones when the time is right.

Five actions to electrify your home

  • Install rooftop solar panels and a battery to power your home and car.
  • Use the free SunSPOT solar calculator to find out what size system you need and see how much you could save.
  • Switch Your Thinking offers discounts on solar panels and battery storage for residents and businesses.
  • Whether or not you’re able to install solar panels to your home, you can choose to support renewable energy through your electricity bills. Ask your electricity provider for their GreenPower offer or find a GreenPower provider.

Heating and cooling your home accounts for 40% of your energy use. Upgrading to a more efficient system can significantly reduce your energy use and bills.

Water heating accounts for 23% of your home’s total energy costs, which can be reduced by upgrading to a more energy efficient system.

Induction cooktops and electric ovens are safer, cleaner and more efficient than gas.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) run on electricity rather than petrol or diesel, and can reduce your household emissions, especially if you charge from 100% renewable energy. EVs are cheap to run, require very little maintenance, and reduce both air and noise pollution.

Electric Bicycles (Ebikes) are another great way to get around. Beat the traffic and forget the hassle of finding a car park!

More information

  • Energy Ahead – hlps low income Synergy customers to save energy and reduce bills.
  • Household Energy Upgrades Fund – low interest loans on home eco infrastructure commencing mid-2024.
  • No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) – helps low income individuals and families access loans up to $2,000 for appliances and white goods. As well as $3,000 for costs associated with a natural disaster.
  • Energy Assistance Payment – support for concession holders to pay electricity bills.
  • Energy Concession Extension Scheme
    • an annual payment to assist with energy costs for eligible concession card holders in embedded networks OR
    • an annual payment to assist with energy costs for eligible concession card holders who are not supplied electricity by Synergy or Horizon Power (e.g. purchasing electricity from caravan park operator or strata company).
  • Hardship Utility Grant Scheme – assists customers in financial hardship who are unable to pay their utility bills.
  • Life Support Equipment Energy Subsidy – assists eligible concession card holders with the energy costs associated with life support equipment.
  • Electricity Account Establishment Fee Rebate – a rebate to offset the cost of setting up a new electricity account.
  • Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy – a subsidy for those who need home heating or cooling due to specialist medical advice.
  • Air Conditioning Rebate – subsidies for the cost of running an air conditioner for eligible concession card holders in areas deemed high heat discomfort locations during the hottest months of the year.

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