The Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) is a South Australian government initiative that supports households and businesses to reduce their energy costs while also maximising the benefits to our power system to deliver a smarter, more affordable, reliable and sustainable energy future for all South Australians.

Starting 1 January 2021, the new REPS will support South Australia’s transition to a modern, flexible energy system and improve energy productivity for businesses and households, with a focus on low-income households.

While there are some similarities to the former Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES), the REPS is a fresh approach to delivering the best outcome for consumers.

Energy retailers will have productivity targets to meet under REPS, which can be achieved by delivering eligible energy productivity activities to homes and businesses.

New REPS activities will support energy demand management and demand response, alongside improved energy efficiency activities.

There are 31 eligible productivity activities under the REPS that retailers may choose to provide.

Customers can contact any of the REPS obliged retailers and activity providers to find out what energy savings activities may be available for homes or businesses.

Activity review and reporting – ministerial protocol

The REPS Ministerial Protocol (PDF, 117.4 KB) provides guidelines for:

  • how the Minister determines the range of approved energy productivity activities
  • reporting requirements for ESCOSA in its role as scheme administrator.

Legislation and Regulations

The Statutes Amendment (Electricity and Gas) (Energy Productivity) Act 2020 was proclaimed on 10 September 2020.

Amendments to the Electricity (General) Regulations 2012 and Gas Regulations 2012 were gazetted on 26 November 2020.