The Energy Savings Scheme is governed by NSW legislation. It places a mandatory obligation on Scheme Participants to obtain and surrender energy savings certificates, which represent energy savings. The policy framework is the responsibility of the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy. More information is available at www.energy.nsw.gov.au.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is the:
IPART’s responsibility is to:
As the Scheme Administrator, IPART:
As the Scheme Regulator, IPART:
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy are responsible for developing the policy behind the ESS. The Department of Planning and Environment is responsible for the ESS legislation, which is the legal framework of the scheme. See www.energy.nsw.gov.au for more information.
Energy Savings Scheme Audit Services Panel
Auditors are an integral part of the ESS and perform some of the Scheme Administrators statutory functions under The Electricity Supply (General) Regulation 2014 (s55 and s56) to ensure the ongoing compliance of Scheme Participants and Accredited Certificate Providers.
Companies may apply to IPART, as Scheme Administrator, to join the Audit Services Panel.