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The program's requirements are set out in the Energy Efficiency Opportunities legislation, which came into effect on 1 July 2006. Industry guidelines and other program support material are also available to help corporations understand their obligations.
Participants in the program are required to assess their energy use and report publicly on the results of the assessment and the business response. Decisions on energy efficiency opportunities remain at the discretion of the business.
The program’s Assessment Framework takes a whole of business approach to assessing energy use and energy savings opportunities. The framework involves corporations looking at the many factors influencing energy use, including leadership, management and policy; the accuracy and quality of data and analysis; the skills and perspectives of a wide range of people; decision making; and communicating outcomes. Participants are expected to meet minimum requirements in each of these areas.
Corporations must report publicly on the results of their energy efficiency assessments and the opportunities that exist for projects with a financial payback of up to four years. The focus is on the energy savings opportunities identified in the assessment and the business response to those opportunities.
The Energy Efficiency Opportunities program is designed to accommodate a wide range of business circumstances, making it possible to integrate Energy Efficiency Opportunities into normal business processes and become an effective tool to assist participants to improve their energy efficiency.
There are five steps that corporations using more than 0.5 PJ of energy per year must follow. These are:
- Determine whether the corporation has to participate in Energy Efficiency Opportunities.
- Register with the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
- Prepare and submit an Assessment Plan.
- Conduct assessments.
- Report on assessment outcomes and business response.
The program operates on a five-year cycle:
Energy Efficiency Opportunities program deadlines spreadsheet
This spreadsheet will outline the milestones and required deadlines for corporations who have trigger years ranging from 2005-06 to 2011-12, for both the first and second EEO program cycle. These deadlines and milestones include date of registration, submission of Assessment Plan, completion of assessments, submission of government reports and publishing of public reports.
Download the spreadsheet [XLS, 80KB]
Address for submission of hard copy documents
The Energy Efficiency Opportunities Regulations 2006 provide that the Secretary of RET may nominate an address for the submission of documents to the Department in hard copy form. These documents are:
- applications for registration
- applications for exemption from registration
- applications for deregistration
- Assessment Plan
- reports to the Secretary of the Department.
The Secretary has nominated an address for the submission of these documents as follows:Energy Efficiency Opportunities
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
GPO Box 1564
Canberra ACT 2601
Please refer to the attached document for the Secretary's formal notification of the address details [PDF, 48KB].
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