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.