About CoolSaver

How does it work?

When you sign up to the CoolSaver program, a signal receiver will be installed with your air conditioner.
This will allow Ausgrid to remotely activate your air conditioner’s in-built power saving modes. On the days Ausgrid remotely activates your power saving modes, we will let you know in the morning by SMS. These activations will occur at least five times per summer for 4–6 hours per activation.
Best of all, every time we activate your power saving mode, you’ll earn cool hard cash via a VISA gift card! You can opt out of these activations when we notify you, however if you do, you won’t receive a summer reward for that activation.

How much can I earn?

Depending on the size of your air conditioner in kW* and for how long or often you participate in the CoolSaver program, you can earn the following rewards.

   Air conditioner 4kW to 10 kW* Air conditioner > 10kW*
 Installation reward  $150 $300
 Summer 2016/17 rewards+
 $50  $100
 Total CoolSaver rewards  $200 #  $400 #
* kW is the rated cooling capacity of the air conditioner delivers. #Paid by VISA gift card. Businesses who join the program may opt to receive summer rewards by cheque. + Summer rewards are based on Ausgrid conducting 5 power saving activations per summer for 4-6 hours per activation.  Your summer reward will go up if Ausgrid conducts more power saving activations due to a high number of hot days. Ausgrid does not guarantee a specific number of activations for part summer periods when you join the program after summer starts.  Summer is 1 November to 31 March.   

How do I join CoolSaver?

Earn cool hard cash in 5 simple steps:

  • Step 1.

    Purchase an eligible CoolSaver air conditioner from a participating retailer or installer who will also check if you are eligible for the program. You will also receive a CoolSaver signal receiver and any required parts at no additional cost. Installation of the signal receiver and any required part may come at an additional cost. If you already have an air conditioner installed, you can still participate. To see if your air conditioner model is eligible, look up the list of eligible air conditioners or talk to a participating retailer or installer.
  • Step 2.

    Arrange for a qualified air conditioning installer to install your CoolSaver air conditioning unit and signal receiver (or just your signal receiver if your air conditioner is already installed).
  • Step 3.

    Complete the CoolSaver Customer Application Form. Your installer will also need to fill in their section of the form. Once completed, post the form back to Ausgrid. The application can also be completed online.
  • Step 4.

    Once we receive your customer application form, we will remotely test your signal receiver is working correctly and approve your application if everything is in order.
  • Step 5.

    Welcome to the CoolSaver program! You’ll receive a welcome letter from Ausgrid and, shortly after, your VISA gift card with your installation reward. Now, just sit back and start earning cool hard cash with your CoolSaver air conditioner!