Compressed air systems

Worker monitors compressed air system

Compressed air systems use a lot of energy – up to 10% of Australia’s industrial electricity use.  

What’s on offer?

The NSW Government has a scheme that provides incentives for businesses to reduce their energy use.

How does it work?

Contact an approved supplier as early as possible before you begin an upgrade project. The supplier will:

  • explain the process
  • get you the incentive.

You may need to measure your compressed air system’s energy use for some time before and after the upgrade. This can be done by submetering or checking your energy bills.

How much will I receive?

The more energy you save, the better the deal. Shop around with the different approved suppliers to get the best offer.

Check to see if there is an approved supplier in your region:


By using the regional approved supplier lookup below you are agreeing to the terms of service.

Approved suppliers are known as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs). Information about ACPs is provided for general information only. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is the Energy Savings Scheme Administrator and Regulator and is responsible for accreditation, auditing and compliance of ACPs. Before proceeding with engaging an ACP a customer should review up to date information available on the IPART website.

By accessing and using information about ACPs available on this website, the customer acknowledges and agrees:

  • the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) does not have any legal liability whatsoever connected to the deliverables associated with this program, including any issues arising from interactions with ACPs and technology installations
  • to discharge DPIE from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, and expenses the customer may potentially incur through this program or arising from the use of this information for any other purpose.


There are 3 approved suppliers

Metropolitan Sydney

Central Coast

There are 2 approved suppliers

Central West & Orana

There are 2 approved suppliers

Far West

There are 2 approved suppliers


There are 2 approved suppliers

Riverina Murray

There are 2 approved suppliers

New England & North West

There are 2 approved suppliers

North Coast

There are 2 approved suppliers

South East & Tablelands

There are 2 approved suppliers

How will this help my business?

It will:

  • reduce your energy use
  • lower electricity bills
  • improve system reliability
  • reduce your carbon footprint.

What is a compressed air system upgrade?

An upgrade is when you replace equipment or modify an existing system so that it becomes more energy efficient.

Examples of modifications include, but are not limited to:

  • repairing air leaks
  • lowering the intake air temperature
  • lowering the delivery pressure
  • installing variable speed drives
  • setting up or adjusting controls to match air compressor demand and to minimise hours of operation and wastage
  • installing heat recovery systems to utilise the low-grade waste heat in other applications.

For more information, read our Compressed air guide.


Contact an approved supplier directly.

The incentives are created through the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).

Page last updated on 6 December 2019