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Recent compliance activity in QLD and NSW

30 April 2018

The Clean Energy Regulator has recently undertaken compliance activities for the improper creation of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) in Queensland and NSW. This includes responding to suspected installations:

  • of unapproved panels
  • of systems that have not been installed
  • where accredited installer details have been misused.
The activities to ensure compliance with the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000, included:
  • executing monitoring warrants on business premises
  • temporarily suspending agents’ REC Registry accounts
  • interviewing:
    • registered agents and staff
    • accredited installers
    • solar PV system retailers and owners, and
  • physical inspection of installations.
These recent activities are underpinned by the published compliance priority of enhanced monitoring of STC claims, and may result in the agency commencing legal proceedings.

Agent focus

Agents are critical to the integrity of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. Over the next 12 months the agency is increasing its attention on the role of the agent in our scheme and will be reviewing our agents’ fitness to participate.

Further information on expected capabilities and standards of practice we consider essential to participate in the scheme is available on registered agent responsibilities.

Contact us

Contact the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme Compliance Team if you have any concerns about the integrity of the scheme at CER-SRES-Compliance@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au. Any information provided will be treated confidentiality unless otherwise agreed.


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