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To be involved in the Energy Savings Scheme, you can apply to become an Accredited Certificate Provider, or work with an existing Accredited Certificate Provider

Apply Directly

Apply to become accredited

If you wish to become an Accredited Certificate Provider you must apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

You cannot create energy savings certificates until you have been accredited and any activities you perform before you are accredited may not be eligible to create energy savings certificates.  

A non-refundable application fee of $2,500 applies.

Before you apply, please read the information provided on the costs and obligations of being accredited.

Work with an existing provider

Work with an existing provider

Becoming an Accredited Certificate Provider may not benefit smaller projects with modest energy savings. Accreditation comes with obligations such as record keeping requirements that can make direct participation difficult for smaller energy savings projects.

Business with smaller projects can be involved in the Energy Savings Scheme by working with an established Accredited Certificate Provider.

How to work with an Accredited Certificate Provider

An established Accredited Certificate Provider may be able to create energy savings certificates from your project on your behalf. You will be asked to sign a nomination form to transfer your project’s energy savings to them so that they can create the energy savings certificates.

We call the type of Accredited Certificate Provider an 'aggregator' because they combine energy savings projects.

More information is available in the List of Accredited Certificate Providers