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The Minister for Energy and Mining (Minister) has the function of maintaining, reviewing and amending the list of eligible Energy Productivity Activities offered through the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS).  The Minister determines the range of activities and the specifications for each activity.

Energy productivity activities and specifications (from 1 January 2021)

General specification
Installation of ceiling insulation – consumer safety self-assessment and installer acknowledgment form

Insulation & building sealing 

Insulation & building sealing

Activity code    Residential & small energy consuming customers1 only 
Installation of insulation in an uninsulated ceiling BS1A
Installation of top up in insulation in a ceiling space 
BS1B Y
Building sealing activities  BS2  Y
Secondary glazing retrofit BS3B  Y

Heating and cooling 

Heating and cooling

Activity code    Residential & small energy consuming customers1 only  Residential only 
Install an efficient new reverse cycle air conditioner (non-ducted) HC2A
 
Install an efficient new reverse cycle air conditioner (ducted or Multi-Split) 
HC2B Y  
Connecting a new or existing HVAC to an approved DR Aggregator (ducted and non-ducted)  HC2C
Y 

Water heating

Water heating

Activity code    Residential & small energy consuming customers1 only  Residential or commercial  Residential only 
Replace or upgrade water heater WH1
   
Replace an inefficient showerhead with an efficient showerhead
WH2
 Y  
Switching electric (Heat Pump or Resistance) water heater to tariff with solar sponge and off-peak blocks
 WH3    
Connecting a new or existing electric heat pump water heater to an approved DR Aggregator
 WH4    

Lighting

Lighting

Activity code    Commercial only Residential only 
Install LED general purpose lamp L1  
Install LED down-light of LED down-light luminaire
L2  
Replace halogen floodlight luminaire
 L3   Y
Commercial lighting upgrade
 CL1  Y  

Standby power controllers

Standby power controllers

Activity code    Residential only 
Install standby power controller – Audio Visual SPC1
Install standby power controller – Information Technology 
SPC2

Appliances

Appliances

Activity code     Commercial only Residential or small energy consuming customer1 only Residential or commercial  Residential only 
Purchase high efficiency new refrigerator or refrigerator-freezer APP1A  
 
Purchase high efficiency new freezer 
APP1B  
 Y   
Purchase high efficiency new clothes dryer   APP1D      Y  
Remove and dispose of an unwanted refrigerator or freezer   APP2      Y  
Install a high efficiency pool pump
APP3   
 
Connecting a new or existing pool pump to an approved DR aggregator  APP4   
 
Connecting a new or existing Electric Vehicle charger to an approved DR aggregator  EV1     
Install a high efficiency refrigerated display cabinet
RDC1   Y
   

Time of use tariff

Time of use tariff

Activity code    Residential or small energy consuming customer1 only
Switch household electricity plan from single rate tariff to Time of Use (TOU) tariff  TOU1

Virtual power plant

Virtual power plant

Activity code    Residential or small energy consuming customer1 only
Connecting a new or existing battery to an approved virtual power plant
VPP1

NABERS

NABERS

Activity code    Commercial and NABERS rated residential buildings only
NABERS Building Demand Savings
NB1 Y

Commercial and industrial demand savings

Commercial and industrial demand savings

Activity code    Commercial or industrial only
Commercial and Industrial Demand Savings (Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification (PIAM&V DM) 
CD1   Y
 
1A small energy consuming customer is a non-residential customer consuming less than 160MWh of electricity in the 12 months prior to any REPS activities being undertaken.