Objectives Address key barriers to energy efficiency Reduce energy consumption Promote cost effectiveness Improve business competitiveness Prepare for emissions trading
Energy Efficiency Environment Government’s Climate Change Strategy - ClimateSmart 2050 Increased focus on energy conservation Clean Energy Act 2008 Proposed National Emissions Trading Scheme National Programs – EEO, NGER
Energy Efficiency Opportunities • Corporate groups using > 500 TJ/year • 165 public reports now available • Identified savings of 5.6% of energy use (11% for commercial activity) • Potential savings of more than $650 million annually • Most savings opportunities have less than a 2 year payback period
Potential Energy Savings Source: Energy Efficiency Opportunities, energetics, 2009
Consistency With Other Schemes (insert scheme comparison table) (with some flexibility)
National Greenhouse Emission Reporting • Will be some overlap with SESP 09/10 participants • States are working with Australian Government to streamline reporting processes
Recent Changes to SESP • Amendments to the Clean Energy Act 2008 were made following the assent of the Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2010 (MELA) on 21 April 2010. The amendments resulted in significant changes to the SESP Program. • The most significant change in the MELA amendment is that there is no reference to the SESP participants in 'Levels' and a change to the verification year.
Section 7 of the Act now states: s7 Meaning of energy use threshold ‘The energy use threshold for a financial year is— (a) for the financial year ending on 30 June 2010—100 terajoules of energy or more, but less than 500 terajoules of energy; or (b) for a financial year ending on 30 June 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014—30 terajoules of energy or more, but less than 500 terajoules of energy; or (c) for a financial year ending on or after 30 June 2015—10 terajoules of energy or more, but less than 500 terajoules of energy’.
s7A Verification year for a business • The first verification year for a registered participating business is the 1 year period nominated by the business as its first verification year in its application for registration under section 11. (2) The second and each subsequent verification year for a registered participating business is the 1 year period that ends on the day that is 5 years after the end of the preceding verification year for the business.'
Year One: Registration (30 Sept) 2009/10 Gas Bill: 167 TJ (Level 1)
Year One: Energy Savings Measures Energy Savings Plan must contain, at a minimum: One energy efficiency measure One energy conservation measure One energy management measure
Year One: Public Commitment What the company intends to implement • efficiency • conservation • management
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Amending the Register Dear Regulator Sum Dairy has merged with Osman Cheese to form Orsum Cheese. The merger occurred on the 27 June. Must Inform of Change Within 14 Days
The Regulator CEO of DEEDI – Mr Ian Fletcher, Director-General Delegated Authority – Queensland Energy Regulator, Mr Alan Millis Functions: Promote program Identify and write to potential participants Maintain Register Investigate non-compliance Including check and audit of submitted documents Action criminal procedures (penalties)
Penalties Failure to comply with Program requirements will incur a criminal penalty Penalties incurred for failure to: Collect verification data and provide to Regulator – 200 penalty units ($20,000) Undertake audit – 100 penalty units ($10,000) Produce and submit ESP – 200 penalty units ($20,000) Submit a review of ESP – 100 penalty units ($10,000) Publish public report – 20 penalty units ($2,000) Inform Regulator of publication – 20 penalty units ($2,000)
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