The 2022-23 Budget provided the Department with $2.2 million to develop and consult on design and draft legislation for a Guarantee of Origin (GO) scheme.

The Department is seeking views on a proposed GO scheme that would:

The scheme will help unlock economic opportunities for Australian industry to meet growing domestic and international demand for verified renewable energy and clean products

We are seeking views on the proposed GO scheme design outlined in two separate papers:

Issues to consider

We seek feedback from organisations that may participate in the GO scheme in the future to ensure the framework is fit for purpose.

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide views on the policy positions outlined in each paper, including the proposed eligibility criteria and information attributes that could support the use of GO certificates.

We also seek views on the potential to expand the GO scheme beyond its initial focus on hydrogen to incorporate other low emissions products in the future, including an indication of which products should be prioritised for inclusion in the scheme.

The proposal for an enduring REGO certificate mechanism is largely based on the existing large-scale generation certificate (LGC) mechanism under the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme but would not involve any changes to liability under the RET scheme. LGCs could continue to be used for both mandatory obligations and voluntary claims.

Discussion papers

Feedback on the policy proposals in each of the papers can be made through responses to the surveys and/or by lodging a written submission.

Information sessions

The Department will host an initial webinar on the proposed Guarantee of Origin scheme and renewable electricity certification design.

This is an opportunity for stakeholders to:

The webinar will be held on Friday, 16 December 2022 from 11.30am to 12.30pm AEDST and will provide an overview of the policy positions outlined in both consultation papers.

Presentation slides will be published on this page. Additional information sessions will be scheduled in January if there is interest.

To register your interest to attend this session, please email [email protected]