Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3)

This trans-Tasman programme regulates energy efficiency standards and labelling for products and appliances. It significantly improves the electricity efficiency of products and appliances available for sale in New Zealand.

Warmer Kiwi Homes

This programme makes New Zealand homes warmer, drier and healthier by offering grants for heaters and home insulation to low-income home owners. Eligible people can claim: 90% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation 90% of the cost of a heat pump.

Efficiency helps to smooth demand

The residential sector has a large number of small consumers and the dominant energy source is our highly renewable electricity system.

Households have a significant impact on our peak electricity use when electricity generation tends to be at its least renewable, and most expensive to produce (for example, winter evenings).