More than 10,000 West Australian households will get support to cut their power bills including the replacement of low-efficiency appliances such as refrigerators.
The $13 million scheme will also provide household energy assessments when the roll-out begins mid next year.
Energy Minister Bill Johnston said it would help the state’s most disadvantaged families reduce their energy costs.
“This new scheme will provide long-term relief to more than 10,000 households, which is especially needed during this unprecedented time,” Johnston said.
It also builds on the state government’s $600 household electricity credit and the doubling of the energy assistance payments to $610.
Further details will be announced in early 2021.
Non-government organisations with experience and expertise in delivering energy efficiency programs for disadvantaged households are being encouraged to register their interest.