Schedule 1 Amendment of Electricity Supply Act 1995 No 94
Omit “$0.60” from section 15A (5).
Insert instead “$0.20 (or such other amount as may be prescribed by the regulations)”.
Omit “a report within 28 days after 30 June and 31 December in each year that sets out”.
Insert instead “the following information at such times as may be prescribed by the regulations”.
Omit “each month for the 12 month period ending on 30 June or 31 December as the case may be”.
Insert instead “such periods as may be prescribed by the regulations”.
Insert after section 15A (8):(8A) The Director-General or a distribution network service provider may, at any time, require a person to provide information by statutory declaration in order to determine the person’s eligibility to have a credit recorded in respect of the person under this section.(8B) A person must within 7 days after any change in the person’s circumstances (including any change to a generator on premises owned or occupied by the person) notify a distribution network service provider of that change if the change may cause the person to be no longer eligible to have a credit recorded (or to have a credit recorded at a particular rate) by the provider in respect of the person under this section.
Maximum penalty: 1,000 penalty units.(8C) The Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare that as from a specified date, no payments will be made under the scheme established by this section in respect of new applicants.(8D) The Minister may publish a notice under this section only if the Minister is satisfied that the total generating capacity of all complying generators installed and connected under this section has reached 300 megawatts.(8E) A distribution network service provider is not to record a credit under this section, and a retail supplier is not to pay an amount under section 34A, in respect of electricity produced by a generator that is first connected to the distribution network on or after the date specified in a notice under this section.(8F) The regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the making of a regulation under subsection (5) or the publication of a notice under subsection (8C).
Omit “is”. Insert instead “and section 34A are”.
Insert after section 179A (1):(1A) Compensation is not payable by or on behalf of the State:(a) because of the enactment, making or operation of the Electricity Supply Amendment (Solar Bonus Scheme) Act 2009 or the Electricity Supply Amendment (Solar Bonus Scheme) Act 2010 (including a provision inserted in this Act by either of those Acts and an instrument made under any such provision), or(b) because of any consequence of any such enactment, making or operation, or(c) because of any statement or conduct relating to any such enactment, making or operation, or(d) because of any statement or conduct relating to the rate at which a credit would be recorded under the solar bonus scheme (being the scheme for the payment of electricity supplied to the network by small retail customers using complying generators), the persons who would be eligible to receive a credit under the scheme or the duration of the scheme.
Omit “or as soon as the Minister becomes aware that the total generating capacity of all complying generators reaches 50 megawatts, whichever occurs first” from section 195 (2).
Omit section 195 (3). Insert instead:(3) The Minister is also to conduct a final review of the scheme as soon as possible after 31 December 2016 to consider whether the scheme achieved its policy objectives.(4) A report on the outcome of a review under this section is to be tabled in each House of Parliament.
Insert at the end of clause 1 (1):
Omit “of $0.60 per kilowatt hour that is”.
Omit “the rate of $0.60”. Insert instead “a rate”.
Insert after Part 10:
Part 11 Provisions consequent on enactment of Electricity Supply Amendment (Solar Bonus Scheme) Act 2010(1) The rate at which a credit is to be recorded by a distribution network service provider in respect of electricity generated by a small retail customer is to be $0.60 per kilowatt hour if the electricity is generated by a complying generator (including a generator that is taken to be a complying generator because of clause 60) that:(a) was first connected to the distribution network before the commencement of the amending Act, or(b) was first connected to the distribution network after that commencement and complies with the transitional requirements of subclause (2) for the $0.60 per kilowatt hour rate, or(c) is connected in circumstances prescribed by the regulations, or(d) replaces a generator referred to in paragraphs (a)–(c) at the same premises and is of no greater capacity than the generator that is replaced.(2) The following requirements are the transitional requirements for the $0.60 per kilowatt hour rate for a generator first connected to a distribution network after the commencement of the amending Act:(a) before that commencement, the small retail customer concerned must have purchased or leased, or have entered into a binding agreement to purchase or lease, the generator,(b) no later than 21 days after that commencement, the distribution network service provider must have received an application made by or on behalf of the small retail customer for the connection of the generator to the distribution network,(c) any requirements of the regulations as to evidence to be provided in connection with the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) have been complied with.(3) This clause ceases to apply in respect of a complying generator if the capacity of the generator is increased after the commencement of the amending Act.(4) Subject to the regulations, this clause ceases to apply in respect of a complying generator (including a generator that replaces that generator) if there is a change, after the commencement of the amending Act, in the person in respect of whom the credit is recorded for electricity produced by the generator.(5) An agreement entered into by a small retail customer to purchase or lease a generator is a binding agreement for the purposes of this clause even if the agreement permits the small retail customer to terminate the agreement without penalty.(6) In this clause:
amending Act means the Electricity Supply Amendment (Solar Bonus Scheme) Act 2010.(1) The obligation under section 15A of a distribution network service provider to record a credit for electricity produced by a complying generator and supplied to the distribution network is an obligation to record a credit for the net electricity supplied by the small retail customer (that is, for electricity supplied in excess of that being used by the customer) if the small retail customer elects to have the credit recorded in that way.(2) For the purposes of the operation of this clause (and the operation of section 15A in accordance with this clause), a net feed-in generator (within the meaning of clause 60) is taken to be a complying generator.(3) Nothing in this clause limits the operation of clause 60.