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Applicants who are issued an exemption certificate must submit monthly data for their certifiable amount at the end of the calendar year, likewise if the exemption certificate is amended. The certifiable amount is the benefit applicants receive after applying for an exemption certificate. The benefit is:
Applicants can enter monthly data for the certifiable amount period at any time after the exemption certificate is issued.
You are required to submit monthly data to the CER to receive a notice of certifiable amount. Failure to submit your data by 16 January immediately following the certifiable amount period may delay the assessment of your notice of certifiable amount. This may impact your electricity retailer's reporting and surrender obligation by 14 February.
Applicants that apply to amend an exemption certificate may need to amend their monthly data for the certifiable amount period. If this occurs, we will arrange to reopen the exemption determination tool so you can make the required amendments.
We encourage applicants to submit monthly data amendments promptly to finalise the amendment.
The following information is intended to help applicants to enter monthly data and submit it at the end of the certifiable amount period and find the notice of certifiable amount letter.
You should be able to click ‘Save and calculate’ after entering data for one or more months. If you are unable to do so, check that:
If it is none of the above, email
email@example.com to help you complete the exemption determination tool.
After saving and calculating, submit your final monthly data for the certifiable amount period by clicking ‘Submit final readings.’ You cannot make changes once your data is submitted unless you apply for an amendment using the ‘Notify the regulator’ form in the Client Portal.
If you are unable to enter your meter data or need clarity here are some tips.
You and your liable entity or entities are notified of the assessment outcome through the Client Portal ‘Messages’ area if you gave them access to receive the letter in the exemption certificate application. You will receive a message linking to the PDF ‘Notice of certifiable amount’ 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, you will need to contact the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) to update the ‘Primary Contact’ and the CER will need to manually send you the ‘Notice of certifiable amount’ letter. For assistance, email
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