The Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS) for the 2014 NGERs reporting season is now up and running after an extended upgrade period. Users are now able to enter data, generate drafts and submit reports as required under NGER Section 19 and Section 22 (liable entities) for the 2013/14 reporting period.
We have noted there are still some issues plaguing the system. Some users have found that generating drafts can take longer than usual (up to a few days). This, coupled with a feature in EERS which now prevents data entry when a draft report has been generated means users may find themselves unable to modify EERS data for an extended period of time after generating a draft report. Once the report is generated, users can go in to ‘unlock’ the report and continue data entry.
If you are experiencing any difficulties you can contact the Clean Energy Regulator support team on 1300 553 542
The Clean Energy Regulator’s (CER) Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS) used for reporting under the NGERs and Clean Energy Act is up and running! The CER is in the process of distributing passwords to Executive Officers and Client Administrators as we speak. Don’t worry if you have not received yours yet, as the process is staged (from A-Z) however it should be completed by next week (13 September). If you are a nominated Executive Officer or Client Administrator (formerly known as the Primary Contact under NGERs) and have not received access by the end of next week you should contact the CER on 1300 553 542.
If you have only recently registered a controlling corporation or liable entity (including government body), you would have been required to nominate a responsible Executive Officer and Client Administrator – they will receive access over the coming week also.
The CER has released training videos which offer a good insight into the new system which has replaced OSCAR. The videos cover the following topics:
- Introduction to EERS
- Reporting electricity consumption
- Reporting gaseous fuel combustion
- Reporting liquid fuel combustion
- Generating and submitting a report
Click here to go to the CER training videos.
From our review of EERS it looks like the CER has done a great job. The format and functionality is a lot more intuitive and user friendly than the predecessor. The CER will also be rolling out face-to-face sessions later in September – we will notify you when the dates and locations are finalised. Historically (for OSCAR) training has been delivered in most capital cities.