Energy Efficiency

Man changing incandescent light bulb for energy efficient light bulb

The ACT has some of the lowest electricity and gas prices in Australia, but our cold winters mean we use a lot of energy for heating. There is more we can all do to reduce the amount of energy we use in our homes and businesses without compromising on our comfort and convenience.

By improving our energy efficiency we can reduce and get more out of the amount of energy we use. Improving energy efficiency helps us in other ways. It keeps energy price hikes as low as possible, and it delays the need to invest in new infrastructure to meet the energy needs of the Territory's growing population.

The ACT Government is working to improve the energy efficiency of our homes, buildings and appliances through many programs and policies. Here are some examples of the available Actsmart programs:

  1. Home Energy Advice Service
  2. Home Energy Efficiency Program for low income households
  3. Business Energy and Water Programs

The ACT Government also runs the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme, providing ActewAGL's Energy Saving House Calls and Fridge Buyback scheme.