The Clean Energy Regulator audits certificates created under the
Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, and during the audit process, small-scale technology certificates may be failed.
There are many reasons why small-scale technology certificates may be failed by the Clean Energy Regulator. Certificates may be failed if the person creating them:
When certificates are failed by the Clean Energy Regulator, you will be notified through the
REC Registry. If you have been notified of failed certificates, or have requested to fail them, you may recreate them if the failure notification advises you to do so, all errors have been rectified, the
system is eligible and the system was installed less than 12 months ago.
For eligible systems, you can re-create small-scale technology certificates by:
The Clean Energy Regulator aims to validate re-created small-scale technology certificates within 4 weeks. If additional information is required, this process may take longer.
The deliberate improper creation of one or more certificates is considered a criminal offence under Section 24 of the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. Any instance of small-scale technology certificates found to be improperly created may result in referral for prosecution, regardless of the reason of improper creation.
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