NSW pledges $8 million to decarbonising communities pilot
Slashing home energy bills and emissions is the focus of a new $8 million program to pilot innovative ways to fully de-carbonise homes in up to 3 local communities across NSW.
The NSW Government will run a competitive process to partner with the private sector to test cost effective ways to upgrade to zero emissions homes in an urban, regional and remote community.
NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy Matt Kean said the pilot will explore the falling prices of clean technologies like rooftop solar, batteries and heat pumps now making it easier for households to save money on their energy bills while lowering their carbon footprint.
“This trial will focus on finding the best ways to save households money on their energy bills by installing zero emissions appliances and technologies.”
“This is all about using the latest technology to give people more control of their energy bills, while contributing to NSW’s target to reduce emissions by 70% by 2035.”
Mr Kean said that no 2 homes were the same, from stand-alone homes in the regions to apartment blocks in the cities, making it important to trial the cheapest suite of zero emissions technologies across different communities.
The pilot program will launch in the second half of 2023 and will be voluntary for households in the selected communities to join.