Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Activity Boundaries

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Publication Date: 
January 2018

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme includes an exemption mechanism for emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) activities. The intention of the exemption is that electricity used in carrying out an EITE activity is exempt from costs associated with the RET scheme.

This document describes the boundaries of EITE activities for the purpose of determining an amount of exempt electricity. It is the instrument referred to in regulation 22ZHC of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 (the Regulations).

The activity boundaries are relevant to determining whether or not electricity use at a site of an EITE activity is 'consumed in carrying on the activity' within the meaning of paragraph 22ZHC(2)(a) of the Regulations.

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You can apply and claim exemption certificates on the Clean Energy Regulator website.