Home computers, entertainment systems and many other electrical appliances draw power even when in standby mode. Appliances in standby mode will add to your electricity bill.

Standby power controllers automatically reduce the amount of time household devices spend in standby mode and switch appliances off when not in use.

All Victorians are eligible to participate.

Up to four standby power controllers per household or business are eligible under the program.

Please note the standby power controller must:

  • be installed to control either home entertainment equipment (like your TV or DVD player) or a computer or related device, e.g. a wifi modem or printer
  • control the power consumption of at least two appliances in your home or business

How to get involved

To receive an incentive for installing a standby power controller, you must use an accredited provider to complete the upgrade or facilitate it. Contact an accredited provider to find out more information on how to participate.

The administrator of the program, the Essential Services Commission, has approved every provider and registered product under the program to meet minimum efficiency, quality and safety benchmarks.

Find accredited providers in your area