Government supports more energy-saving projects to help more Kiwis save money

Published: 30 November 2022

Helping households to reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer and more energy-efficient, is the key focus of a further 17 community projects receiving $1.7 million funding through the Government’s Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme.

These 17 projects will help even more households, across even more communities, maximise their homes’ energy efficiency and save on their power bills.

The SEEC Programme funds community organisations to deliver personalised energy education through in-home visits and via video calls, and to larger groups through hui and workshops.

For example Sustain & Enable’s project will support people with disabilities and seniors who live rurally and in small towns. Households will receive energy assessments and advice online and follow-up calls to measure progress. A range of energy-saving devices will also be supplied to maximise energy efficiency gains and further lower power bills.

The majority of the organisations receiving this new funding are building on earlier success by expanding their projects into new areas, targeting new communities or providing follow-up support.

Read the Energy and Resources Minister’s press release(external link) —

Support for Energy Education in Communities Programme

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