Companies who conduct
eligible emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) activities are encouraged to prepare for 2020 exemption certificate applications under the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
A company that carries out EITE activities may benefit from an exemption certificate through negotiations with their electricity retailer (a
liable entity under the RET).
Applications for exemption certificates are now open and must be made on or before
30 March 2020. An online form and assessment process is available through the
Start your application now to give you time to understand the
electricity use method and your use amount formula to determine the amount of exemption. You will need to engage an auditor if your facility's exemption is expected to be more than 15,000 megawatt hours (MWh).
To prepare for your application:
If you received an exemption certificate under the electricity use method for a previous year(s), you will need to include use amount adjustments for the previous year(s) in the 2020 application year use amount formula. This is required if something on site changed that caused the use amount to be different to what you received.
emissions-intensive trade-exposed page on our website for more information. If you require further assistance contact the Clean Energy Regulator at
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