SA Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme

What is REES?

The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) is a South Australian Government energy efficiency scheme that provides incentives for South Australian households and businesses to save energy.

It does this through establishing energy efficiency and audit targets to be met by electricity and gas retailers.

REES commenced in 2009 as the Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme, and expanded to become the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme, providing energy efficiency products for the commercial sector, on 1 January 2015.

The Scheme includes energy retailer targets for undertaking energy efficiency activities in Priority Households.

Priority households are those where a person lives who holds one of the following current concession cards:

  • Pension Concession
  • TPI or War Widows Gold Repatriation Health Card
  • Gold Repatriation Health Card (EDA)


  • Is eligible to participate in an Energy Retailer Hardship / Energy Concession program
  • Is a recipient of the South Australian Government Energy Concession
  • Has been referred from a registered member of the South Australian Financial Counselors Association (SAFCA)

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Call 1800 986 921 today and speak to an expert.

For more information on the South Australian Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES), please go to the Essential Services Commission of SA website at