display fridge rebate in NSW

Display Fridge Rebate in NSW

Drink Display Refrigerators Under ESS Program

We are offering brand-new display fridges and refrigeration cabinets to businesses such as food & beverage shops, cafés, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, milk shops, bottle shops, pubs, bars, hotels and others that fall under hospitality, retail and service industry in New South Wales under the ESS Program.

Fridges we offer under ESS program
BrandTypeCost to Customer (excluding GST)
EP 4 side280 litres$600
Primsal238 litres$350
Primsal280 litres$450
Primsal455 litres$770
EP98 litres$250
Primsal98 litres$250
Bromic98 litres$250
EP Bar fridge109 litres$250
Primsal CDCake$660
Primsal770 litres$1100
BrandTypeCost to Customer (including GST)
EP 4 side280 litres$600
Primsal238 litres$350
Primsal280 litres$450
Primsal455 litres$770
EP98 litres$250
Primsal98 litres$250
Bromic98 litres$250
EP Bar fridge109 litres$250
Primsal CDCake$660
Primsal770 litres$1100
Get a brand-new display fridge
under ESS program

Do you have an old, energy inefficient fridge at your business? Time to get a new, energy-efficient fridge under the NSW government’s energy productivity ESS program.

    Why NSW Government is offering incentives on fridge upgrades

    Energy use in commercial buildings is rising, and they make about a quarter of the overall electricity use pie (24% to be precise) in Australia. Contrary to this, in New South Wales (NSW), per capita energy usage declined by 13.84% in the 2009-2019 period.

    This is a significant achievement given the fact that the population of NSW rose from 7.46 to 8.46 million in the same period. This reduction in energy use was achieved by various activities offered by the NSW government under energy efficiency schemes like Energy Saving Scheme (ESS).

    Despite the reduction in energy usage, NSW state was the second-highest (after Queensland) energy consumer in 2020-21. It consumed 24 percent of Australia’s total energy production in that period.

    Currently, coal-fired power plants contribute about 75% of the total electricity production in NSW, and the state has set the target to achieve 50% emission reduction (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

    To achieve this, energy productivity / efficiency schemes like ESS will play a significant role.

    Why Get Efficient Refrigeration System?
    Save Money

    Save Money

    Low maintenance cost

    Low maintenance cost

    Reduce running cost

    Reduce running cost

    Higher ROI

    Higher ROI

    Low carbon footprint

    Low carbon footprint

    Improved refrigeration

    Improved refrigeration

    Energy Saving Scheme (ESS) in NSW

    The ESS scheme was enacted in 2009 under the Electricity Supply Act (1995). The scheme offers financial incentives to households and businesses in New South Wales state who participate in energy-efficiency upgrade activities by installing energy-saving products and appliances or replacing old ones with their energy-efficient equivalents.

    How does ESS program work?

    Participation in the ESS program is voluntary. Here is how the program works:

    • A participating business or household first contacts an Accredited Certificate Provider (ACP) – a business who is authorized by IPART (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) to run the energy-efficiency activities in the area you live in, or your business is located in.
    • The participating business/household transfers the right to create Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs) to the ACP.
    • The ACP runs the upgrade activity meeting the ESS/IPART guidelines and standards.
    • The ACP is assigned some energy certificates by IPART.
    • ACP sells the energy certificates in energy markets to reimburse the discount offered to businesses like you on the cost of the upgrade.


    The amount of discount or incentive is determined by a host of factors, such as:

    • Upgrade/replacement activity
    • Power (kW) rating of the installed product/appliance
    • Efficiency of the installed product/appliance
    • ESC price
    • Notional reduction in energy consumption
    Benefits of installing new fridges &display cabinets under ESS scheme
    • Reduced energy consumption on refrigeration
    • Lower energy bills
    • Better cooling performance
    • Constant food-safe temperature levels
    • Lower maintenance and running costs
    • NSW government rebates
    • Improved workplace safety
    • Better workplace & energy productivity
    • Quality products approved under ESS scheme
    • Greater ROI
    • Lower energy intensity
    Why choose energy-efficient display fridges?

    Display fridges and bar cabinets are offered under the ESS program to small and medium-sized businesses in New South Wales to help achieve the NSW government’s long-term target of 43% emissions reduction by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

    Display fridges and cabinets installed under the ESS program are highly energy-efficient, that helps businesses in slashing cooling costs and energy bills drastically. Furthermore, they have reduced operating noise and minimizes the harmful effects of CFCs and HCFCs on the environment.

    The display fridges and cabinets offered under the ESS program use natural refrigerant like carbon dioxide (CO2) or Hydrocarbons like Isobutane (R600a) and Propane (R290), or blended hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) like R404a. These natural refrigerants neither deplete the ozone layer nor do they contribute to global warming.

    Moreover, natural refrigerants have a higher cooling efficiency than their traditional counterparts.

    Display fridge rebate under ESS program

    Refrigeration cost makes up the largest part of the operating cost pie in hospitality sectors and businesses like restaurants, food and beverage shops, grocery stores, bottle shops, and bars.

    The government of New South Wales enacted the ESS program in 2009 to help small businesses and households in reducing their operational costs, energy intensity and electricity bills.

    Besides reducing energy bills, ESS also seeks to decarbonise the economy and minimise individual carbon footprints in the state.

    Display refrigerators and cabinets upgrade or replacement activity is defined as High Efficiency Refrigerated Cabinet (RC) activity under Schedule F of ESS program.

    An amendment was made to the Energy Saving Scheme in July 2022 and F1 Refrigerated Cabinet activity definition was replaced with F1.1 and F1.2 RC activity.

    Who is eligible for fridge rebates in NSW?

    Under the ESS scheme, small and medium businesses in hospitality and service sectors are eligible to apply for incentives/rebates. A business can either install a new refrigeration cabinet(s) or replace the existing with a new energy-efficient approved under the rebate program.

    To receive the rebate, following conditions must be met:

    • The business must have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and is registered for GST.
    • The business must be providing services in NSW state.
    • Upgrade or new installation must be carried out by an Accredited Service Provider (ACP).
    • Installation/upgrade should be done by a licensed electrician in accordance with ESS rules and Installation of High Efficiency Appliances for Businesses (IHEAB) method.
    • The refrigerator cabinet or freezer must meet requirements listed under schedule F1.1 and F1.2 of the ESS program, which includes meeting Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards or GEMS standards and Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and requirements specified by IPART.
    • In replacement activity, any refrigerants removed or replaced during the upgrade must be disposed of in accordance with rules specified in the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act, 1989. 

    Energy saving and maintenance tips for fridges and freezers

    Upright display refrigerator in ESS scheme
    • Try to reduce the fridge door open time
    • Keep the fridge full of inventory, but don’t overstock
    • Make sure the fridge door sealing gaskets are airtight
    • Keep the fridge display stains and smudge free
    • Set to optimal cooling temperature
    • Make sure the condenser and evaporator coils are clean
    • Leave some space behind and below the fridge cabinet to
    • Allow air-circulation between the walls/floor and fridge.
    • Maintain cleanliness inside the fridge
    • Keep the glass door of the fridge condensation free
    • Don’t install or keep the fridge near a heat source or in sunlight.