Affordable Energy Plan: making electricity more affordable
From 1 January 2018, more than $300 million of initiatives will make electricity more affordable for residential and business customers. Under the plan, electricity prices for typical household and small business customers will remain below inflation on average over the next 2 years.
Follow the links below to find out more about the rebates on offer and other plan initiatives.
Help for households
$50 per year electricity rebate
Over the next 2 years, $200 million from the dividends of government-owned corporations are being returned to Queensland households in the form of a $50 per year electricity rebate. Find out more.
Energy efficient appliance rebate
Rebates of up to $300 for eligible energy-efficient appliances ($20 million). Find out more.
Rooftop solar loans and rebatesTo drive the continued uptake of solar, we have allocated $21 million over 3 years in no-interest loans and rebates for Queenslanders purchasing rooftop solar and battery systems. Find out more.
Solar for rental propertiesOften tenants aren’t able to benefit from solar because landlords have little incentive to invest in it. A $4 million trial with up to 1,000 houses will provide incentives for landlords to install solar for their rental tenants.
Extra assistance for regional Queensland customers
EasyPay Rewards for regional Queensland
A rebate for regional households ($75) and small businesses ($120) that register for direct debit and monthly eBilling ($15 million over 3 years). Find out more.
Energy Savvy Families
This program provides digital meters to eligible low-income families in regional Queensland to help them gain a greater understanding of when and how they use their electricity. We are investing a further $4 million to extend the program to a further 4,000 low-income households. Find out more.
Removal of non-reversion policy
Up until recently, regional customers who left Ergon Energy for another electricity retailer were not able to return to Ergon. We are removing this policy for small business customers and households. These customers will be able to return to Ergon if they wish, and take up the EasyPay Rewards plan. Find out more.
Business Energy Savers Program
This $20 million program will benefit agricultural customers and large businesses by expanding existing energy audit programs and funding for energy efficiency upgrades. Find out more.
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