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Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 9 (after line 17), after item 7E, insert:

7F  After paragraph 39(3)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  for a year after 2014 and before 2031—the required GWh of emerging renewable energy source electricity for the year; and

[emerging renewable energy source electricity]

(2)     Schedule 1, page 10 (before line 1), after item 8, insert:

8AA  At the end of Division 2 of Part 4

Add:

40A  Required GWh of emerging renewable energy source electricity

             (1)  The required GWh of emerging renewable energy source electricity for a year is set out in the following table:

 

Required GWh of emerging renewable energy source electricity

Year

GWh

2015

1375

2016

2875

2017

4375

2018

5875

2019

7375

2020

8875

2021

8875

2022

8875

2023

8875

2024

8875

2025

8875

2026

8875

2027

8875

2028

8875

2029

8875

2030

8875

             (2)  The required GWh of emerging renewable energy source electricity for a year specified in subsection (1) is a component of the required GWh of renewable source electricity for that year specified in subsection 40(1).

             (3)  The following table sets out the emerging baseload technologies and their features that qualify as providing emerging renewable energy source electricity for the purposes of subsection (1):

 

Type of technology

        Features

Solar thermal energy or Solar concentrator energy

·          evacuated-tube collectors

·          parabolic-trough collectors

·          dish/engine systems

·          power towers

·          transpired collectors (heating)

Geothermal energy

·          flash steam power plants

·          dry steam power plants

·          binary cycle power plants

·          direct use geothermal (hot water systems)

·          geothermal heat pumps (heating)

Ocean thermal energy

·          closed cycle electricity conversion systems

·          open cycle electricity conversion systems

·          hybrid systems (a combination of closed and open cycle systems)

Tidal energy

Wave energy conversion systems:

·          channel systems

·          float systems

·          oscillating water column systems

Biofuels

·          bioethanol

·          biodiesel

·          methane (produced by anaerobic digestion)

·          pyrolysis oil

Biopower (or Biomass power)

·          direct-fired biopower plants

·          co-firing biopower plants

·          gasification (e.g. Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) coal-based power generation)

             (4)  The regulations may provide for additional emerging baseload technologies to be added to the table in subsection (3).

             (5)  A generation unit for a technology listed in subsection (3) must be 1 MW capacity or greater to qualify as emerging baseload capacity capable of providing emerging renewable energy source electricity for the purposes of subsection (1).

             (6)  The regulations must make provision for the inclusion of emerging renewable energy source electricity in relation to:

                     (a)  the acquisition of electricity by a liable entity;

                     (b)  the creation and transfer of certificates;

                     (c)  the calculation of the renewable power percentage for a year;

                     (d)  the required renewable energy of a liable entity for a year;

                     (e)  the surrender of certificates by a liable entity for a year

                      (f)  the renewable energy certificate shortfall of a liable entity for a year.

[emerging renewable energy source electricity]