Products that must be accepted

There are some products that the Scheme Administrator must first accept before use in activities under Safeguard. See below for more detail.

Energy Savings Scheme (ESS)

Products that the Scheme Administrator needs to first accept before use in ESS activities include:

  • Water heaters used in:

    • Activity Definitions D17, D18, D19, D20 and D21 of the HEER method*
    • Activity Definitions F16 and F17 of the Installation of High Efficiency Appliances for Businesses (IHEAB) method*
  • Lighting equipment (e.g. Light Emitting Diode (LED) and induction luminaires) used in the:
    • Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula (Commercial Lighting) method
    • Activity Definitions E1, E2, E3, E5, E11 and E13 of the Home Energy Efficiency (HEER) method
    • Project Impact Assessment with Measurement and Verification (PIAM&V) method
    • Metered Baseline Methods.
  • Chimney dampers used in Activity Definition E9 of the HEER method.

 

Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS)

The Scheme Administrator first needs to accept any water heater used in Activity Definition WH1 of the Reducing Demand Using Efficiency (RDUE) method.

Water heaters accepted under the ESS for Activity Definition F16 of the IHEAB method are automatically accepted for use under the PDRS for Activity Definition WH1 of the RDUE method (see Notice 03/2022).

* See the Applying for product acceptance – water heaters section below for important information about product acceptance for multiple heat pump water heaters under the RDUE method.

 

Public list of accepted products

We publish accepted products on the accepted products list on TESSA, our online system. ACPs may use the products on the accepted products list in their activities. The accepted products list specifies for each product the:

  • calculation method and, where relevant, the activity definition
  • date the product was accepted (shown as ‘effective from’)
  • date the product was cancelled (shown as ‘effective to’)
  • parameters for ACPs to use in energy savings and peak demand capacity calculations.

ACPs must use the parameters (e.g. LCP) current as at the date of the implementation in their calculations.

Application requirements and the information that must be provided with an application is detailed in the Product Applications Guide. You can also refer to the Method Guide for the relevant calculation method.

Application requirements and the information that must be provided with an application is detailed in the Product Applications Guide. You can also refer to the Method Guide for the relevant calculation method.

For specific information about applying for acceptance of different product types, please see the following pages: