Brighte supports TAS Energy Scheme expansion into EV chargers
- The Tasmanian Government has expanded the Energy Saver Loan Scheme (ESLS) to include Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers.
- This expands Tasmanian’s choice and access to sustainable solutions.
- Brighte supports ESLS as its exclusive finance and administration provider.
The Tasmanian Government is expanding its $50m Energy Saver Loan Scheme (ESLS) to include EV chargers, further enhancing Tasmanian’s choice and access to the sustainable solutions it has on offer.
Currently, the scheme provides access to rooftop solar, battery storage, heat pumps, energy efficient appliances and double glazing and insulation on properties and business. The inclusion of EV chargers extends sustainability to the next generation of mobility solutions offering customers more flexibility.
EVs have lower running costs and higher efficiency, less maintenance and produce no emissions when operating, all factors which are particularly appealing in the prevailing high cost of living environment.
Brighte Founder and CEO Katherine McConnell said the inclusion of EV chargers in the ESLS was a progressive step forward for sustainability.
“Making sustainability affordable and accessible to all Australians is key if we are going to move forward in energy transition.”
“At Brighte, we’re really excited about TAS ESLS expanding to include EV chargers and to be the exclusive program administrator. This is a great decision by the Tasmanian government who like us, understand that with the growth in EV’s, it’s essential that households in Tasmania can power their cars and use their home-grown solar energy to fuel their cars.”
As the exclusive finance and administration provider of ESLS, Brighte administers the program which provides customers with access to interest-free loans of between $500 and $10,000 over 3 years. It also manages all aspects of customer service, vendor onboarding and monitoring and the provision of finance.
Over the past two years, Brighte has built significant experience in administering large government schemes, demonstrating its ability to be adaptable and flexible to consumer demands and trends.
In conjunction with ESLS, Brighte also administers the ACT Sustainable Household Scheme, a public funding program for asset replacement for households and community groups offering zero interest loans up to $15k for energy efficient purchases, along with rebates for low-income earners.
This program was originally a $150 million program over 5 years, but the demand has been so strong, the program has been expanded and extended to a $280m program, with over 11,000 households taking part.
According to McConnell these sorts of large-scale programs represent the future of sustainability because they make it more affordable and accessible to more Australians.
“Energy transition will require most people to get electrified equipment in their homes and businesses and it’s exciting to see the Tasmanian government leaning in to share this cost and in doing so, support the uptake.”