Home Power Savings Program

Strengthening the Environment and Communities

Office of Environment and Heritage
Planning & Environment

NSW Premier Mike Baird and the Strengthening the Environment and Communities joint winnersThe Home Power Savings Program (HPSP) was the largest low-income energy efficiency program ever rolled out in Australia. Participating households received visits from energy experts who provided energy saving items and advice on how to save energy through making simple, daily behaviour changes. The HPSP operated across NSW and successfully helped more than 220,000 low income households save an estimated 120,000 megawatt hours of electricity and more than $36 million on their energy bills each year. Participants also saw non-energy benefits in comfort, health, reduced stress, and improved capacity to manage finances. Through effective co-delivery with partners, adaptive management, and excellent evaluation practices, the HPSP achieved these results four months early and $8 million under budget.