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09/07/2018 - The Clean Energy Council has recently sought to provide clarity on state and territory requirements for DC isolators (AS/NZS 4417.2). The requirements for some jurisdictions have changed from 30 June 2018.

11/05/2018 - The CER has released the latest information on the small-scale technology certificate (STC) market which shows there is 5.5 million STC surplus after the quarter one surrender and this is likely to grow by the end of the year.

29/03/2018 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released STP percentage for 2018 at 17.08% which equates to 29.3 million STCs for the year.

24/01/2018 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released scenarios and eligibility framework for replacement systems and component replacements. This guidance includes useful scenarios to help define eligibility. Whole system replacement may still be eligible for STC creation but panel replacement is not.

10/11/2017 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released an eligibility framework to help participants determine their eligibility under the Small-scale and Large-scale Renewable Energy Target Schemes. This guidance includes useful scenarios to help define eligibility

01/11/2017 - The STC Deeming Period will decline again from 1 January 2018. The deeming period will reduce from 14 years to 13 years for all installs done in 2018. The deeming period will reduce by one for each year after this.

17/10/2017 - The Australian Government have announced their "Better Energy Future Plan" for Australia which leaves the renewables industry guessing where it leaves them. As expected the plan is very light on detail and seems to put the emphasis on meeting the future energy needs and meeting the emissions targets firmly on the energy retailers. Also on the face of the announcement seems to indicate the end of the proposed Clean Energy Target (CET) and the phasing out of the current Large Scale Renewable Energy Target (RET) by 2020 with a grandfathering period until 2030 (but no one knows how this will be set up). No mention of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) in any of the announcements.

28/09/2017 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released new framework regarding the eligibility for replacement panels under the Small-scale Energy Scheme (SRES). Replacement panels will no longer be eligible for STC creation. To allow for participants who may have already scheduled in work or quoted work, STC creation will still be considered for installations up to 31/01/18 as long as all other requirements have been satisfied.