ACP representative obligations / Minimum payment $5 per MWh 
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NSW Energy Saving Scheme Notice:
Important reminders under Rule 9.4.1(e)

Please note this only pertains to those in NSW
National Carbon Bank of Australia has the pleasure of working with a variety of third party contractors. The NSW ESS have sent a notice to remind both ACPs and their representatives of their responsibilities under the Energy Saving Scheme.

NCBA takes this obligation seriously and provides our representatives with comprehensive training and support. We also have a variety of agreements in place as required by the NSW ESS.

A previous notice, ESS Notice 01/2013, outlines the requirements and expectations for both parties. It is imperative that National Carbon Bank of Australia and its representatives understand and adhere to these requirements. 

Please take the time to reread the ESS Notice 01/2013 here.
The NSW ESS issued another important reminder regarding the minimum payment of $5 per megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity. This minimum payment must be paid by the Purchaser and not reimbursed.

Under clause 9.4.1(e) of the Rule, Energy Savings may only be calculated for an Implementation under the Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula if
"the Purchaser pays a net amount of at least $5 (excluding GST) per MWh of Electricity Savings, which must not be reimbursed, for the goods or services making up the Implementation, as evidenced by a tax invoice and/or other evidence acceptable to the Scheme Administrator".

Again, this minimum amount cannot be reimbursed – including by a third party, or after ESCs have been audited or created.  Simply put, if the Purchaser does not pay the minimum $5 per MWh net amount, Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs) cannot be created.

It is of huge importance that National Carbon Bank of Australia and its representatives understand this Rule, IPART have the right to investigate rule compliance and in doing so have found two ACPs that have not met these standards. There are severe consequences for ACPs that do not adhere to the Rule, with the risk of forfeiting improperly created ESCs and the possible suspension of ACP accreditation.

To read the full ESS Notice 03/2016 please click here.
Please be reminded that NCBA reserve the right to recover any losses sustained as a consequence of its third party contractors (including electricians, product supply companies and solution providers) involved in misconduct, dishonesty or fraud regarding the provision of services, documentary evidence of the services and any other statements provided as supporting information for the purposes of achieving financial incentives via NCBA under the NSW Energy Saving Scheme.
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