Accreditation of Certificate Providers - New South Wales


You will need this accreditation to become an Accredited Certificate Provider (ACP) that creates Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs) under the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS). Certain companies (such as electricity retailers, electricity generators who supply direct to customers, and market customers who buy or sell electricity) need to obtain and surrender ESCs to meet their energy savings targets.

As an ACP, your company can create ESCs by carrying out recognised energy saving activities (or otherwise known as energy saving projects). These activities include:

  • the replacement and installation of more energy efficient common electrical appliances
  • installation of high efficiency lighting and other energy saving devices
  • compliance with the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) rating of buildings
  • changes in industrial processes and changes in electricity consumption.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Ongoing unless suspended or cancelled


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2500.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $0.99

Fee per certificate for registration of an energy savings certificate. Fees for 2023 calendar year

Transfer Transfer All $500.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Electricity Supply Act 1995 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Supply (General) Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Approval time

The application process typically takes around 6 months, depending on the quality of material submitted.

Administering agency

Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.