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Having the right to create small-scale technology certificates assigned to you

15 June 2016
RET

As a registered agent under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, you have the option to provide individuals and businesses with an upfront financial benefit, such as a discount off their systems' invoice, in exchange for the right to create and sell the systems' certificates.

Before small-scale technology certificates can be assigned to you as a registered agent, you must ensure the system:

It is also important to check that the installation documents provided to you accurately reflect the installation that has taken place, and that the small-scale technology certificate assignment form has been signed and dated by the owner of the system.

The Clean Energy Regulator reserves the right to impose penalties on individuals who provide false or misleading information which results in the improper creation of small-scale technology certificates.

Assigning small-scale technology certificates

The Clean Energy Regulator has developed a range of small-scale technology certificate assignment question and answers to help with the process of assigning the right to create certificates.

Improper assignment of certificates

Small scale-technology certificates which are created before the completion of an installation are considered improperly created by the Clean Energy Regulator. An improper assignment of certificates can also happen when the small-scale technology certificate assignment form is signed before the installation has occurred or the legal owner of the system has not assigned the right to create certificates.

To avoid an improper assignment of small-scale technology certificates, please ensure:

  • the small-scale technology certificates are created by the registered agent named on the small-scale technology certificate assignment form, and the right to create assigned by the owner of the system
    • the right to create certificates can only be assigned once. Once the right to create has been assigned to an agent, it cannot be re-assigned to another agent.
    • only the legal owner of the system at the time it is completely installed can assign the right to create the certificates for the system to an agent.
Under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000, the Clean Energy Regulator has the power to impose penalties on individuals who provide false or misleading information which results in the improper creation of small-scale technology certificates

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