Date Type Title and description

Dec 2021

ESS Update

IPART office closure 2021-22

Our office closes Friday 24 December 2021 and will re-open on Monday 10 January 2022.

Oct 2021

Safeguard Update

Safeguard Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

The Safeguard Stakeholder Engagement Strategy, developed following stakeholder consultation, sets out how we will engage with Energy Security Safeguard stakeholders.

Oct 2021

Consultation Paper

Draft for consultation - PIAM&V Method Requirements (No 2) for Deemed Method Implementations

Stakeholders are invited to provide a submission on the proposed PIAM&V Method Requirements (No 2) for Deemed Method Implementations.

For more details on what this means for you, please see the Consultation Paper.

Submissions close on 8 November 2021.

Sep 2021

Newsletter

Newsletter 60 – September 2021

The ESS Newsletter has a new format which is distributed digitally to Newsletter subscribers.  The ESS Newsletter – Latest Information - June 2021 contains the latest update on ESS statistics referenced in our Newsletter.  We have published How healthy is your evidence newsletter article on our website.

Sep 2021

Compliance Notice

Notice 01/2021 - Compliance Action - Energy Efficiency company sanctioned over false invoices

IPART has taken action against Australian company Cyanergy over false recycling invoices. Cyanergy voluntarily surrendered 10,898 Energy Saving Certificates and the Scheme Administrator placed a requirement on its Accreditation requiring independent audits to be undertaken prior to creating Certificates. We have published a notice outlining the details of the offence and the actions taken by the Scheme Administrator.

Aug
2021

Fact Sheet

PIAM&V - Fact Sheet - Combined audit regimes for PIAM&V

We have published a fact sheet which provides information to ACPs and auditors about combined audit regimes for Project Impact Assessment with Measurement and Verification method accreditations with more than one category of end-user equipment

Jun 2021

Guide

PIAM&V - Method Guide - V4.3

The Scheme Administrator has recently published a revised version of the Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification Method Guide.

The previous version of the PIAM&V Method Guide (V4.2) contained guidance on the treatment of Counted Energy Savings that was not consistent with the requirements of the Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 (ESS Rule).

Jun 2021

Newsletter

Newsletter 59 - Latest Information - June 2021

The ESS Newsletter has a new format.  This document contains the latest update on the ESS referenced in our Newsletter which is distributed digitally to Newsletter subscribers.

Jun 2021

Notice

Acceptance withdrawn for LCPs not at rated power

We have withdrawn acceptance for some lighting products identified to have switchable wattages, with effect from 17 June 2021. Accredited Certificate Providers can still use a Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) removed from the list only if the LCP was on the public list as at the project’s Implementation Date, and only if the date is before 17 June 2021.

Search for these switchable wattage products, with an end-date of 17 June 2021 via the link above.

Mar
2021

Consultation

Removal of LCPs not at rated power - Information Paper - 29 March 2021

This information paper was released in relation to Notice 05/2020. The paper provides information for the removal of lower wattage LCPs not determined at rated power. It discusses the consultation outcome of Notice 05/2020 and arrangements for projects affected by the removal of these LCPs.

Mar
2021

Newsletter

Newsletter 58 – March 2021

Mar
2021

Notice

Withdrawal of acceptance of commercial lighting product

The Scheme Administrator has withdrawn approval of the following commercial lighting product:

  • Lamp Brand: Emerald Planet

  • Lamp Model: EP-FL-70S.

We have updated our public lists with effect from 25 March 2021. The Accepted Lighting list is available here.

Mar
2021

Consultation

Engagement Charter - V1.0

The Engagement Charter sets out how IPART will engage with stakeholders and was formulated along with our Response to Draft Engagement Charter Submissions.

Update Oct 21: The Charter is now outlined on our Stakeholder Engagement page and forms the basis of our Engagement Strategy.

Mar 2021

ESS Update

Scheme Participant Compliance – March 2021

We have removed the requirement to report the proportion of electricity used in connection with the specified activity in the Inputs – Exempt Loads worksheet of the AESS.

We have updated the Compliance Guide – Scheme Participants and Audit Guide – Scheme Participants accordingly. Please refer to ESS Update – Scheme Participant Compliance – March 2021 for more detailed information.

Mar 2021

Slide deck

Information session – Scheme Participant Compliance 2020

We have published the slide deck for the Information session held in February 2021 on the 2020 Compliance year.

Feb 2021

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet - Recommendation Tracking for ACPs - February 2021

An upgrade to the ESS Portal enables you to view and respond to audit recommendations in the Portal.

Feb 2021

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet - Recommendation Tracking for Auditors - February 2021

The ESS Team has released a new ESS Portal feature that enables you to identify all outstanding audit recommendations and ACP responses.

Feb 2021

Template

Audit scope – DSW submission form – AESS – February 2021

We have updated the DSW submission form – AESS to allow inclusion of audit team information within the form itself. This change has been made to allow flexibility in way auditors provide audit team information.

Jan 2021

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet - DSW submission form - AESS - January 2021

IPART has completed the consultation on the Scheme Participant Audit documentation. This Fact Sheet provides information on the rollout of the standard DSW submission form - AESS, provides links to access all new and updated documents as a result of the consultation and summarises the results of the consultation.

Dec 2020

Annual Report

Annual Report to the Minister 2019

IPART is required to submit a report to the Minister for Energy and Environment on compliance by all participants (both Scheme Participants and Accredited Certificate Providers) by no later than 31 July each year.

Dec 2020

Guide

Application for Accreditation Guide – ACPs

We have updated our Application for Accreditation Guide - ACPs to clarify how we set the audit regime and energy savings certificate limit for a new accreditation.

Dec 2020

ESS Update

2020 Scheme Participant Compliance - December 2020

This ESS Update provides information to assist scheme participants to meet their obligations for the 2020 compliance year.

Dec 2020

Guide

Compliance Guide – Scheme Participants – V3.3 - December 2020

We have updated the Compliance Guide – Scheme Participants for the 2020 compliance year. We have also updated our Annual Energy Savings Statement Template and Nil Return Form used by Scheme Participants to lodge their energy savings statement.

Dec 2020

Newsletter

Newsletter 57 - December 2020

Dec 2020

ESS Update

ESS Update - IPART Office Christmas Closure - December 2020

This ESS Update advises stakeholders of:

  • the IPART office closure over Christmas/New year period 20/2021

  • the annual ESC registration fee adjustment

  • Key dates for registering ESCs, audits and lighting equipment applications over the Christmas/New year period.

Dec 2020

ESS Notice

Notice 05/2020 - Information - Luminaires with Switchable Wattage Settings

This fact-sheet provides notice to all ACPs that the Scheme Administrator will remove from the public list luminaires with switchable wattage settings that were submitted for acceptance at a wattage level other than the highest wattage setting.

Oct 2020

Consultation

Draft Engagement Charter