*** Please be advised the Power$mart Homes program has been suspended due to COVID-19 and the inability to enter people’s homes. The program is unlikely to recommence due to ongoing risks, both to staff and vulnerable customers, and the changing nature of the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please visit the Tasmanian Climate Change Office website ***
Applications for the Tasmanian Government’s Power$mart Homes program are now open.
Energy costs make up a significant proportion of the living expenses of low income Tasmanian households. Improved energy efficiency can help households save money on their power bills, stay warmer in winter, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Power$mart Homes is a free program that will supply and install a range of high-quality energy efficiency upgrades, and provide energy saving advice from an experienced energy assessor.
The free high-quality upgrades may include LED light bulbs, a power saving shower head, a plug-in heater thermostat control, an EcoSwitch power controller, hot water cylinder pipe insulation and draught sealing on doors and windows.
Power$mart Homes is part of the Tasmanian Government’s Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021. The Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office is managing the program. The Tasmanian Government has engaged local firm COVA to deliver Power$mart Homes to around 1,140 eligible low income households.
Applications for Power$mart Homes are now open for eligible participating households. Home visits will commence in early 2020.
Information and application details are available on the Tasmanian Climate Change Office’s website: www.climatechange.tas.gov.au/powersmarthomes.