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Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Activity Boundaries

Department of the Environment and Energy, 2018

About this document

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme includes an exemption mechanism targeted to emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) activities. The intention of the RET EITE exemption scheme is that electricity used in carrying on an EITE activity is exempt from costs associated with the RET. As part of the package of reforms to the RET legislation in 2015, the Parliament increased the rate of exemption for EITE activities to 100 per cent in respect of electricity used in undertaking an EITE activity.

This document is the Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Activity Boundaries instrument referred to in regulation 22ZHC of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 (the Regulations). It describes the boundaries of EITE activities which are published in Schedule 6 of the Regulations for the purpose of determining an amount of exempt electricity. In particular, 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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