Exemption registration form

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The Exemption form is for both retail and network exemptions

To register for a retail exemption

Fill out Part A.

Under ‘Registering as’ tick

  • Seller

Tick any relevant retail class.

and/or

To register for a network exemption

Fill out Part A.

Under ‘Registering as’ tick as applicable:

  • Network owner

  • Network controller / operator

  • Exempt dedicated connection asset service provider

Tick any relevant network class.

Notes on filling out this form

  • Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
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  • Fields denoted by This information will be included on the AER's public register will form a part of your published registrable exemption.
  • Only 1 site may be registered per form (except if registering for retail exemption class R8, which is not confined to a particular site).

Part A - Exemption selection and registrant contact details

Exemption type and class selection
  • If you sell energy you should register as a seller
  • If you own, control or operate an embedded network, you should register accordingly
  • Most registrants need to register as both a seller and a network owner or controller/operator.
  • Registrants registering for retail exemption class R8 can only register as a seller.
  • Registrants registering for network exemption classes NRO6 or NRO7 can only register as an Exempt dedicated connection asset service provider.
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Applicable classes of exemption

Please tick all applicable classes for this site.

(This information will be included on the AER’s public register)

Retrofitting

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If you plan to retrofit an embedded network you will not be eligible for deemed class exemption D2 or registrable class exemptions R2 and R3. To proceed, you will need to apply for an individual exemption

If you plan to retrofit an embedded network you will not be eligible for deemed class exemption D1 or registrable class exemption R1 unless you have the explicit informed consent of all the affected tenants. If you are unable to obtain full consent, you will need to apply for an individual exemption

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Please note: The AER may request evidence of collection of explicit informed consent at any time. Registrants should retain relevant documents.

Power purchase agreements

You are not eligible for a registrable class exemption if you plan to offer PPAs to residential customers with terms in of ten years or more or without early termination provisions. PPA providers who are selling energy to residential customers and whose agreements do not meet these criteria need to apply for an individual exemption.

Please provide a map of the site as an attachment for network exemption classes NRO1, NRO2, NRO3 or NRO4.
(This information will be included on the AER's public register)

Attach location map:
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Attach access policy for AER approval.
(This information will be included on the AER's public register)

Attach access policy
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Exemption registrants

Multiple registrants can only be registered for network exemptions. For retail exemptions, only one registrant is permitted (the person who sells energy to customers within the site is the person eligible for the exemption).

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Registrant 1

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If different to legal name (This information will be included on the AER's public register)

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ABN preferred (This information will be included on the AER's public register)

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Registered business address:
Authorised representative

The authorised representative will be the point of contact should the AER seek further information on the exempt network/site.

Please enter all fields
(In organisation)
Private network/selling description
Location of network/site
e.g. a place of business, venue, meeting point

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(This information will be included on the AER's public register)
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Commencement date *
e.g. 19/09/2018
Part B - Customer Details
Number of premises at site

Enter number of premises for each customer type. *

This could be, for example, the number of long-stay caravan sites, apartments, shops, stalls or retirement units within the site.

For class R8 provide estimated figures for the total number of customers you expect to gain over the next three years.

NB: The AER does not need to be informed of changes in customer numbers unless the changes are such that a new exemption is required.

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Further details

If you have customers on life support equipment, you need to notify your retailer from whom you purchase energy, and they need to register your site address with the local distributor.

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Part C - Registrable Network Exemption
If you sell energy to customers within the network you may require a retail exemption

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The National Meter Identifier (NMI) for your site network’s main meter (often referred to as the ‘parent’ or ‘gate’ meter), can be found on the bill you receive from the energy retailer from who you purchase the site’s bulk electricity supply.

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Declaration by person registering for exemption
Person registering
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Thank you for submitting your registrable exemption to the AER

Thank you for submitting your registrable exemption to the AER. Your exemption has been received and will be published within 20 business days on the AER public registers of exemption. Registrations come into effect on receipt.

Please be advised that the AER does not approve exemption registrations. It is the responsibility of registrants to identify whether they require retail and/or network exemptions and to ensure that they register for the correct class(es).

For information on when exemptions apply, who requires them and for which class(es) to apply, refer to the:

If in doubt, you may wish to seek your own legal advice.

Failure to hold an appropriate retail exemption is a civil penalty provision under the National Energy Retail Law (Retail Law) (section 88). Failure to hold an appropriate network exemption is a civil penalty provision under the National Electricity Law (NEL) (section 11). There are also conditions attached to your exemption(s) which you must abide by. These are specified in the retail and network exemption guidelines. Failure to comply with a retail condition is a civil penalty provision under the Retail Law (section 112).

If you cannot comply with any of the conditions, you should contact the AER immediately. If you have any queries about these conditions, or any other matter relating to your exemption, please email the AER at: AERExemptions@aer.gov.au. The AER can be contacted by telephone on 1300 585 165.

Updating details in your exemption

It is the registrant’s responsibility to make sure exemption details are up to date.

To advise of any changes, please send an email to AERExemptions@aer.gov.au with the following details:

  • the legal name and ABN of the current exemption holder
  • the legal name and ABN of the registrant
  • address of the site
  • details of the change to be made.

Please do not advise us of any changes through a new registration.