Applicants who were issued with an exemption certificate for the year may need to amend it to account for:
The following information supports applicants to promptly lodge a successful ‘Apply to amend your exemption certificate' application in the Client Portal.
For any amendment, you are encouraged to lodge applications within 30 days of the change. Lodging sooner will:
Whether your retailer or retailers changed, during the year you need to complete this form before
31 December of the exemption certificate year.
Sooner is better for these amendments, but you must apply for an amendment with this form
within 5 years of the issued exemption certificate.
You may need to amend your issued exemption certificate including certifiable amount. To date we have observed that applicants need to amend their issued exemption certificates because:
If anything has changed that impacts your certifiable amount calculation you need to inform CER as soon as possible and request an amendment under 22ZN of the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 .
Your use amount formula may change because:
Any changes to your EITE activity affects you and your retailer. You must notify CER immediately if:
If you are looking to sell or purchase the EITE activity site or move the EITE activity site between parent and subsidiary companies, consider the implications of the current exemption certificate application.
New owners cannot access the current exemption certificate application, so the original owner needs to submit monthly data if you are to receive any benefits from the calendar year. Alternatively, you will need to consider allowing other company representatives to have access to the application.
You must inform CER to allow it to communicate with the new owner for future applications.
If you cannot access a form or have not received messages about your applications, it is possible that you do not have the right access in the Client Portal.
Your ‘Organisation Administrator’ can update user or company information in their Client Portal account.
Applicants are required to provide proof of the change of liable entity or entities associated to your prescribed person category and an audit report, if applicable.
Documents to support your change of liable entity or entities are required.
This table provides the relevant legislation reference from the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 and specifies the document or documents needed to support the prescribed person category.
A current electricity contract that clearly identifies the applicant's name, the new electricity retailer, the start and end dates of the contract, and customer billing meter or meters with physical site address.
A document that shows you ceased your electricity contact with the previous retailer.
It is unlikely that you would engage another liable entity, but if you did provide documents that clearly identify the applicant's name, the new electricity retailer, customer billing meter or meters with physical site address, and clearly shows that your previous arrangements have ceased.
A document that shows you ceased your electricity arrangement and commenced a new arrangement. This document should cover the following topics:
An exemption certificate application must be accompanied by an audit report if:
If any of the above apply to you, email
email@example.com before lodging the application.
Provide relevant documents and evidence to support your application such as a revised Basis of Preparation Report.
The following information is to help you successful complete the ‘Apply to amend your exemption certificate’ form in the Client Portal.
Read and understand all questions so you can complete the form correctly. Your response changes how the form works and can cause the application to be invalid. In these situations, CER will fail the application and you will need to complete a new application.
You and your liable entities (as applicable to the amendment request), assuming you gave them access to receive the exemption certificate letter in the exemption certificate application and this form as applicable, are notified of the assessment outcome through the Client Portal ‘Messages’ area. You will receive a message linking to the PDF ‘Exemption certificate’ letter. If you are not a ‘Primary contact,’ complete a ‘Notify the regulator’ form in the Client Portal to request the role and the exemption certificate letter because the initial message cannot be resent via the system.
Only the current ‘Primary Contact’ that is listed first will receive this message. If the ‘Primary Contact’ has changed a new primary contact will need to be established, the old one removed, and CER will need to manually send you the exemption certificate letters. To change the ‘Primary Contact’, email
For the question
‘What type of amendment applies to the exemption certificate?’
You will only need to complete this page if you asked to amend one or more liable entities.
The type of amendment you apply for will determine what you see on this page.
You need to provide
supporting documents with your application.
You need to provide supporting evidence of your request such as a revised Basis of Preparation Report.
You need to understand whether your EITE activity is permanently ceasing or may come online later in the year to complete this section.
The type of amendment you apply for will drive what you see on this page. The page you complete is designed to understand whether your use amount formula has changed and if so, allows you to provide a revised use amount formula for validation.
Your application must be correct. Should CER identify you provided false and misleading information, penalties may be imposed under the
Criminal Code Act 1995.
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