registered agent, you must comply with legal obligations under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), including:
In addition to legal obligations, registered agents are expected to have certain capabilities that make them fit and proper to participate in the scheme.
Fit and proper person (FPP) assessments are a key control to protect the integrity of the schemes administered by the Clean Energy Regulator. They include an assessment of whether the relevant person (or its officers) have the necessary skills, capability and competency, business practices and good character that would reasonably be expected of a participant in our schemes.
Registered agents must also complete SRES Smart, an online program with a series of modules, knowledge checks and a self-assessment tool to show they understand the expected capabilities and standards of practice necessary to participate in the scheme.
For registered agents in the SRES, the below information clarifies what capabilities and practices we consider essential to remain ‘fit’ to participate in the scheme. We may request information from prospective and existing participants regarding these capabilities and practices. Registered agents create a large volume of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and their suitability to participate in the scheme is of particular interest to the agency.
Registered agents must have:
Registered agents are also expected to apply best practice standards to protect themselves and their customers, including through:
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