$13 million household energy efficiency pilot program launched

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New pilot program to offer energy efficiency coaching to support Western Australian households experiencing hardship.
HEES launch at Hardship Utility Grant Scheme service centre in Midland

The Household Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES) pilot program seeks to ease cost of living pressures for 10,000 households. Over the next four years, the program will equip households with the tools and knowledge to be more energy efficient. It was launched today at the Hardship Utility Grant Scheme service centre in Midland by Energy Minister Bill Johnston and Community Services Minister Simone McGurk, and marks the first phase of the WA Government’s $13 million program announced as part of the Western Australian Climate Policy in December 2020.

Pilot participants will benefit from free energy assessments, tailored follow-up energy efficiency coaching, and energy efficient kits that contain helpful household items such as energy saving LED globes. For select households, the program will involve appliance upgrades and replacement of low-energy efficiency appliances, such as old refrigerators.

HEES seeks to identify and address some of the underlying factors that contribute to high household energy bills. It complements other relief measures, such as the Hardship Utility Grants Scheme and the Energy Assistance Payment.

The program is being delivered in partnership between Energy Policy WA, Synergy, Horizon Power and non-government organisations.

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