Smart Energy for Homes and Businesses

This program will bring together smart energy technologies in NSW homes and businesses to form a ‘distributed’ power plant with a demand response capability of up to 200 MW, to help manage peak demand on the grid. The $50 million program will reward smart energy homes and businesses for feeding their energy into the grid or reducing energy usage at the times we need it most, such as on the hottest summer days. Customers who invest in smart energy technologies, such as solar batteries or smart air-conditioners, and agree to contribute to the grid when we need it most will be eligible to receive a NSW Government incentive of up to $1000. By creating a demand response capability in NSW participating businesses and homes will boost our energy security when we need it most.

Our Expressions of Interest for program partners closed on 17 December 2018. We will share an update on these responses in early 2019.

To receive further information and updates about this program, please register your interest by emailing smartenergydevices.program [at]