Government Schemes

What are they for?

LED lighting is so obviously efficient that in the interests of reducing energy consumption in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia it is possible to have the installation of new LED lighting subsidised. The broad aim of all the schemes is to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this, they create incentives for businesses to switch to greener LED lighting.

IPART, REES, VEET

A number of Haneco products are approved for use in these state government energy saving schemes. This means that they have been registered and proven to comply with all regulations.  In South Australia the initiative is called REES (Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme), in Victoria VEET (Victorian Energy Efficiency Target) and in New South Wales ESS (Energy Saving Scheme), usually referred to as IPART.

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How do they work?

Generally, the schemes work by obliging energy retailers to buy and surrender to a government body a certain amount of certificates representing energy saved. The certificates are generated by businesses that fulfill the requirements of the scheme by, for instance, installing new energy saving lights and removing the old ones. The certificates are quite detailed to ensure that the work actually complies with government regulations – correct disposal of old lights, licensed installers, approved products etc. All the required information is presented in the correct format by accredited certificate providers (ACPs) who purchase them to on sell to the energy retailers.  For example, in the NSW scheme a company that reduces their electricity consumption by 66% generates 208 certificates worth $22.50 each.  Because of the work required to create the certificates, the ACP would pay around $4,690 for them rather than the full $6,300.  That $4,690 is used to offset the initial installation costs for the business, which in this case was $6,545. So if you are well organised, replacing outdated lights with approved efficient LED products reduces the upfront costs and allows the business to put the energy savings on to their bottom line sooner.

You can see exactly which of our products are accredited in the specifications provided with them in our product section or you can download the lists above.  They include some of our most popular lines such as the outdoor batten TRIPROOF, highbays SUPERNOVA and SKYPAD, floodlights FLOODSL and VEGA plus the  VIVA downlights.

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