If you are considering claiming a large-scale generation shortfall charge (LGSC) refund (in part or in full) during 2019, please read the information below and contact the Clean Energy Regulator to discuss the process for lodging a claim.
Under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000, liable entities that have paid a LGSC may be eligible to claim a refund on the LGSC (less an administration fee).
A refund may be claimed during the 2019 calendar year if:
Please Note: refunds are not available for small-scale technology certificate shortfall charges.
Refunds are only allowed during the 'allowable refund period'. The allowable refund period:
For example, if the liable entity paid its 2016 LGSC on 9 February 2017 and lodges its 2017 energy acquisition statement on 12 February 2018 (including a zero large-scale generation shortfall statement), the allowable refund period starts on 13 February 2018 and ends on 10 February 2020.
Claims are made via the REC Registry. Before making a claim, ensure you are eligible and you have sufficient LGCs in your registered holdings account. Vintage rules do not apply when surrendering LGCs under section 95 of the Act.
To lodge a claim:
Please note that our standard processing time for a LGSC refund request is six weeks. Additional time may be required for more complex claims or where additional information is required.
Please email the Clean Energy Regulator at RETliability@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au prior to commencing the claim process.
For more information, see the refunds of large-scale generation shortfall charges page on our website or contact us.
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