ACT energy efficiency scheme benefits thousands
Thousands of residential property dwellers across the Australian Capital Territory have received a cash boost from the local government's energy efficiency scheme.
ACT minister for the environment and sustainable development Simon Corbell said the Outreach program had helped more than 2,000 households across the territory save more money on their electricity bills.
The initiative has assisted Canberrans replace inefficient appliances around their home in place of energy saving versions, as well as other power saving measures.
"We know that improving energy and water efficiency can reduce household costs and that's why the government has helped to replace more than 1,400 refrigerators and freezers, 1,000 washing machines, install 195 solar hot water systems and provide 450 households with a home energy assessment, in-depth education or a retrofit," Mr Corbell explained.
The scheme, which has assisted 2,134 households in Canberra, will be rolled out to more than 70,000 homes by the 2015, saving residents hundreds of dollars off their energy bills.
With rising electricity prices combined with daily living cost pressures, Canberrans with residential real estate in the area are likely to welcome the government initiative, which also offers practical assistance and support to help households maximise energy efficiency.