REES Energy Efficiency Activities

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)

The Minister has gazetted (on 18 December 2014) the energy efficiency activities that can be undertaken in residential or commercial premises for the REES:

  1. Installation of Insulation in an Uninsulated Ceiling Space 362.0 KB (Residential only)
  2. Installation of Top Up Insulation in a Ceiling Space 364.3 KB (Residential only)
  3. Installation of Insulation to an External Wall 361.0 KB (Residential only)
  4. Installation of Insulation to Floors 357.2 KB (Residential only)
  5. Building Sealing Activities (Various) 298.0 KB (Residential only)
  6. Replace an Inefficient Window with a Thermally Efficient Window 0 Bytes (Residential only)
  7. Secondary Glazing Retrofit 357.4 KB (Residential only)
  8. Install an Efficient New Flued Gas Space Heater (Non-Ducted) 297.7 KB (Residential only)
  9. Install an Efficient New Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner (Non-Ducted) 289.5 KB (Residential only)
  10. Install an Efficient New Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner (Ducted) 287.3 KB (Residential only)
  11. Install Efficient New Ductwork 361.9 KB (Residential only)
  12. Replace Ductwork with an Enhanced Ductwork System 360.3 KB (Residential only)
  13. Replace or Upgrade Water Heater 375.8 KB (Residential only)
  14. Replace an Inefficient Showerhead with an Efficient Showerhead 357.4 KB (Residential or commercial)
  15. Install CFL or LED General Purpose Lamp 295.3 KB (Residential only)
  16. Install LED Down-light Lamp or LED Down-light Luminaire 211.2 KB (Residential only)
  17. Replace Halogen Floodlight Luminaire 202.1 KB (Residential only)
  18. Replace Linear Fluorescent Luminaire 215.4 KB (Residential only)
  19. Install Standby Power Controllers - Audio Visual (AV) 277.7 KB (Residential only)
  20. Install Standby Power Controllers – Information Technology (IT) 280.5 KB (Residential only)
  21. Purchase High Efficiency New Refrigerator or Refrigerator-Freezer 379.6 KB (Residential or commercial)
  22. Purchase a High Efficiency New Freezer 273.6 KB (Residential or commercial)
  23. Purchase a High Efficiency New Clothes Dryer 268.6 KB (Residential or commercial)
  24. Purchase a High Efficiency New Television 271.5 KB (Residential or commercial)
  25. Remove and Dispose of an Unwanted Refrigerator or Freezer 373.4 KB (Residential or commercial)
  26. Installation of a High Efficiency Pool Pump 284.4 KB (Residential only)
  27. Aggregate Metered Baseline Method (AMB) 606.5 KB (Residential or commercial)
  28. Commercial Lighting Upgrade 303.8 KB (Commercial only)

There are general specifications 263.5 KB 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.