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The 2023 Quarter 1 small-scale technology certificates (STCs) surrender deadline for
liable entities is
28 April 2023. Login to your
REC Registry account to check that you have the required amount of STCs to meet your obligations.
The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) does not have any discretion to extend the surrender deadline. Failure to surrender the required number of STCs by the deadline will result in a shortfall charge of $65 per certificate not surrendered.
Check that your REC Registry account details, user permissions and GST details are correct.
Your account must include Clearing House access with the correct GST registration details to purchase certificates. Account users must have the 'Buy from STC Clearing House' permission enabled.
REC Registry Guideline explains how to upgrade your existing REC Registry account to include STC Clearing House access.
Ensure payment is made to the correct account so there is no delay to the release of certificates into your account.
Make sure you use the correct bank details as specified on the Clearing House purchase invoice. The Clearing House bank details are different to other transactions you may have undertaken with the CER.
Payment can only be made through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Use the real-time transfer option provided by your bank, otherwise funds can take up to 5 business days to clear.
You can apply to decrease the amount of STCs you are required to surrender for Quarters 1-3 if you expect to acquire significantly less electricity in 2023 compared to 2022. Submit an
Application to vary under s38AF of the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (REE Act).
Supporting data and calculations that are used to calculate your new proposed amount should be submitted with your application.
This process should not be used to delay surrender compliance. Please ensure you understand the potential risks outlined in the application form associated with recalculating the required surrender amount.
You can surrender your STCs by logging into your REC Registry account and following these steps:
For more guidance visit
Forms and resources for liable entities.
contact us if you require support.
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