This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by electricity and fuel efficiency activities such as upgrading pumps, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, boilers, and variable speed drive installations.
This method provides flexibility for project proponents to determine which energy efficiency activities are most appropriate for their project under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
The new industrial and commercial emissions reduction method is now available under the ERF. It builds on the industrial electricity and fuel efficiency method and will replace it. The new method makes a number of enhancements including new abatement opportunities and improved method usability.
Using the method
To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting of emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
Visit the Regulator’s website for:
- information on the method and how to use it
- project planning guidance, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Consultation on the method
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.
- Read about the Emissions Reduction Fund, including our department’s role.
- Read about method development and available methods.