Solar and appliance upgrades to help bust energy bills

Local families will soon be able to cut their energy bills with solar and home appliance upgrades, thanks to a $128 million Energy Bill Buster program in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of the program.

“The NSW Government is committed to easing cost of living pressures for local families by equipping them with the appliances that will help drive down their energy bills,” Mr Saunders said.

“The Energy Bill Busters program allows eligible households to swap their annual Low Income Household rebate for a lump sum contribution to a free solar system or a home appliance upgrade.”

Around a third of NSW households are currently receiving an energy rebate to help them with their energy bills.

Under the Energy Bill Buster program, eligible households can apply to get a free solar system that can save you up to $600 each year, instead of the annual $285 Low Income Household Rebate.

The Energy Bill Buster program follows the NSW Government’s recent announcement to increase the number of vouchers available under the Energy Accounts Payment Assistance scheme by 25 per cent to $400 per transaction for households struggling to pay their electricity and gas bills.

The 2022-23 Budget includes funding to initially help up to 30,000 households under the program, with further funding to be considered based on uptake. Households can find out more and register their interest at

1 thought on “Solar and appliance upgrades to help bust energy bills”

  1. If the politicians were not part of the Greens Gaia earth Worshipping Religion the average citizen would not be suffering this energy so-called crisis. This is simply a government induced energy crisis.

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