Energy efficiency activities

REES electricity


The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy has the function of maintaining, reviewing and amending the list of eligible Energy Efficiency Activities (including energy savings values and minimum specifications) for the purposes of the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES).

The Minister has approved a REES Ministerial Protocol that guides the Minister in determining the range of approved energy efficiency activities and sets out reporting requirements for the Commission in its role as scheme administrator.

Energy efficiency activities (from 1 January 2015)

Activity specifications


Building sealing


Heating and cooling

 Water heating


Stand-by power


Alternative method


There are general specifications that apply to all the approved REES energy efficiency activities as well as the minimum specifications included under each activity.

Each energy retailer participating in the scheme decides on what mix of these energy efficiency activities it will undertake to meet its REES targets. It is therefore likely that an energy retailer will not offer all of the above activities at any particular time.

Consumers can contact any of the obliged energy retailers in South Australia, not just their current energy retailer, to find out what activities energy retailers are currently offering. Energy retailers may contract out their energy efficiency activities to third-party contractors, and you may also contact these third-party contractors directly.

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icon-rees Review of the REES Guideline 2015 Final
icon-rees REES Code proposed amendments 2014 Final
icon-rees REES Code proposed amendments 2013-2014 Final
icon-rees Energy Efficiency Fund Initiative (EEFI Scheme) 2013 Final
icon-rees Public call for applications for new REES energy efficiency activities Final
icon-rees Energy Efficiency Fund Initiative (EEFI Scheme) 2012 Final

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REES Code Review 2017 - Issues Paper


REES Bulletin No 20 - commercial lighting


REES 2015 annual report


REES 2015 annual report - executive summary


REES 2015 annual report - time series data


REES Bulletin No 21 - residential lighting activities


REES Bulletin No 19 - REES activities in government owned housing


REES Bulletin No 11 - mandatory training requirements


REES Bulletin No 13 - electronic activity and audit records


REES compliance action - warning notice - Momentum Energy

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