27 Feb, 2023

The switch is on

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The City of Adelaide is helping households make the switch from gas to electrical appliances to help the community become carbon neutral.

Appliance electrification is a key factor in Council’s ‘Incentives for Sustainability’, which provides funding across 18 different categories for businesses and households.

The City of Adelaide is offering to reimburse 50% of the costs to replace gas appliances with electric or solar powered units, up to a maximum of $1,000 for residential households and $5,000 for commercial properties.

Lord Mayor Jane Lomax-Smith said encouraging people to make the switch from gas to electric is win – win for both the community and the city.

“This electrification incentive will not only improve people’s energy efficiency and reduce their total costs, but it will also future proof our city as we transition to a zero emissions energy system,” said the Lord Mayor.

“One of the major factors stopping people switching from gas to electric is the initial cost, so if we can cover half the bill we hope that will encourage households to make that transition.

“Whether it be a new hot water system, heater or oven, modern electrical appliances are far more energy efficient and can help reduce overall costs to households and commercial properties.

“Council’s Incentives for Sustainability has been incredibly popular, providing more than $1.5 million in rebates to over 700 different projects since 2015.”

There are 18 different rebate options available as part of the City of Adelaide Incentives for Sustainability, including new offerings:

  • Appliance electrification (50% up to $1,000 for residential replacement and up to $5,000 for commercial replacement that replace gas appliances)
  • Commercial green waste diversion (50% up to $5,000 for equipment purchase/hire)
  • Business sustainability training (50% up to $200 for small business)
  • Home energy or sustainability assessment (50% up to $200)
  • Energy monitoring systems (50% up to $100 for stand-alone)
  • REPS top up (25% up to $500 for out-of-pocket expense for eligible products)
  • Smart water meter with real-time digital capabilities (50% up to $1,000)
  • Energy Smart Buildings for strata managed properties ($25,000 for a whole of building approach – business case required)

There’s $200,000 available in 2023 under the Incentives for Sustainability. For more information on all the rebates available and how to apply visit our Incentives for Sustainability page.

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Jack Berketa