The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme started in April 2010. It’s designed to encourage large public and private sector organisations to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through energy efficiency.
Phase 1 of the scheme runs from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014. Participants for Phase 1 should have registered by 30 September 2010.
Phase 2 will start on 1 April 2014. Organisations will qualify for Phase 2 between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 if:
- they have at least one settled half hourly electricity meter
- and more than 6000 megawatt hours (MWh) of qualifying electricity supplied on the settled half hourly market.
If your organisation meets these criteria you must register for Phase 2 of the scheme between 4 November 2013 and 31 January 2014. Some public bodies must participate in CRC no matter how much electricity they consume. These are known as mandated participants.
All qualifying organisations must register as participants via the:
All participants must report gas and electricity use annually and purchase and surrender allowances against the emissions associated with their fuel use.