Standby power controllers

Did you know that your computer, home entertainment system and many other electrical appliances still draw power when in standby mode, adding costs to your electricity bill?

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

To be eligible for a Victorian Energy Upgrades incentive, the standby power controller must:

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

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

Am I eligible to participate?

All Victorian households and businesses are eligible to participate.

The standby power controller must:

  • be installed to control either home entertainment equipment (like your TV or DVD player), or a computer and related devices (like a modem or printer)
  • control the power consumption of at least two appliances in your home or business
  • up to four standby power controllers can be installed.

How to participate?

To participate, you need to use the services of an accredited provider which must use Victorian Energy Upgrades-approved products. To be approved, each product must be registered by the administrator of the program, the Essential Services Commission, and meet minimum efficiency, quality and safety benchmarks. These products can be purchased directly from the accredited provider or from a third party. Make sure to ask your accredited provider for more information about how this works.

How to choose an accredited provider?

As with any market, it's worth shopping around and working out the right fit for your needs. Check the table below to find an accredited provider in your area but, when searching, remember to find the best deal by following these tips:

Check out accredited providers

There is a range of businesses accredited under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program offering different types of products, services, expertise and costs. 

Ensure the product's suitability

There are a lot of products approved for installation as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

Check the level of incentive

The amount of incentive an accredited provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.