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Power$mart Homes

Applications for Power$mart Homes have been temporarily suspended in response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

What is Power$mart Homes?

Power$mart Homes is a new $850,000 statewide energy efficiency program to help low income Tasmanian households save money on their power bills, stay warm in winter, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by providing:

  • a range of free, high-quality energy efficiency upgrades which may include LED light bulbs, a water and power saving shower head, a plug-in heater thermostat control, an EcoSwitch power controller, hot water cylinder pipe insulation and draught sealing; and
  • free expert energy efficiency advice, including an assessment of your home's energy efficiency and a tailored power savings plan.

Power$mart Homes is a key action in the Tasmanian Government's Climate Action 21: Tasmania's Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021.

Is there a cost to me?

No. If your application is successful, you will receive the upgrades and power savings plan free of charge.

How much will I save?

Once your upgrades are installed and you start following your power savings plan, you may reduce your power use by up to 20 per cent. Each home is different, and you may save more or less than this. Your house may also feel warmer.

Who can apply?

Power$mart Homes is open to low income Tasmanian households that own or rent their home. You will need to meet the eligibility criteria set out in the Power$mart Homes Guidelines (PDF).

Who is delivering Power$mart Homes?

Power$mart Homes is a Tasmanian Government initiative, managed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office. The program will be delivered by Tasmanian business COVA.

COVA successfully delivered the Stay Warm Save Money Housewarming Program, which reduced the power bills and improved the thermal comfort of over 1,100 Tasmanian homes.

How many households can participate in Power$mart Homes?

The program is open to at least 1,140 low income Tasmanian households. Once all spots are filled, you may be placed on a waiting list, in case any successful applicants withdraw from the program.

How do I apply?

You will need to read, understand and agree to the Power$mart Homes Guidelines, and complete a short application form.

If you need help completing the application form, contact the Power$mart Homes Client Relationship Officer on 1300 092 857 during business hours or email:

What else can I do?

Take a look at the What you can do section of our website for some ideas to reduce your energy use and your carbon footprint at home, and in your community, school and business. You can also pick up a free copy of ‘Stay Warm and save money, a guide to reducing your energy bills’ from your nearest Service Tasmania shop.