Ongoing compliance is key to your success as an Accredited Certificate Provider (ACP) in the Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS). We provide guidance to ACPs on how to manage their accreditations under the PDRS, and on the systems and processes we use to monitor and enforce the compliance of ACPs.

Compliance Guide for ACPs

The Compliance Guide - ACPs:

  • outlines the various mechanisms we use to monitor and prevent non-compliance
  • explains how we respond to non-compliance
  • provides information about changes that ACPs may request to their accreditation (see Changing your PDRS accreditation).

We take compliance seriously and apply a risk-based framework to our compliance functions using a range of tools and mechanisms including audits, data analysis, market intelligence and enforcement actions.

The PDRS Method Guide sets out your obligations as an ACP.

Conditions within your Accreditation Notice

When you are accredited as an ACP, you are issued an Accreditation Notice setting out the conditions imposed on the accreditation, including:

  • what you’re accredited to do
  • approved method to calculate peak reduction certificates
  • audit requirements
  • record keeping
  • customer engagement
  • managing representatives (staff and contractors)
  • insurance requirement
  • notification obligations
  • any additional accreditation conditions.

Our example PDRS Accreditation Notice sets out the basic conditions of accreditation. Your accreditation notice may be different depending on your circumstances. We will explain why we have imposed conditions when we inform you of our decision to either accredit you or amend your accreditation.