The Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS) commences on 1 November 2022. The legislative framework underpinning the PDRS is being developed by the Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC). See our Legislation page for more information. In the meantime, we are developing systems and processes to help you participate in the PDRS, including:

  • an accreditation process to become an Accredited Certificate Provider under the PDRS
  • a new IT system, which will make it easier to interact with us for both the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) and the PDRS
  • information sessions and guidance information to help you understand how you can get involved in the PDRS as well as your obligations under the scheme.

Expressions of Interest for Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs)

We are currently taking expressions of interest from ACPs already accredited under the ESS. This is the first step in a streamlined application pathway for eligible ACPs. We will start assessing applications after the PDRS Rule commences in the second half of 2022. Find out more on the How to apply for PDRS accreditation page.

A new integrated IT system

Our IT systems are undergoing major upgrades to integrate our existing systems and add the PDRS. The new integrated IT system, called TESSA (The Energy Security Safeguard Application), will replace our existing ESS systems with a single system, making it easier for users to engage with the schemes. It will include:

  • a new certificate registry to manage all certificates, including Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs) and Peak Reduction Certificates (PRCs) from registration through to transfer and surrender
  • online PDRS compliance processes for ACPs
  • online compliance processes for Scheme Participants in both the ESS and the PDRS.

Find out more on the TESSA page.

User guides and support materials

We will be releasing new guides and supporting materials to help our stakeholders understand and engage with the PDRS.

More information will be available on our website as these documents are developed.

Information sessions

We are running regular events in partnership with OECC to help stakeholders understand the latest PDRS developments, including information and training sessions. Find out more on our Upcoming events page.

Our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy outlines our commitments, principles and priorities for improved engagement with all stakeholders in the schemes. As we implement the PDRS, we will be guided by these principles when we engage with you.