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Code of Conduct re-authorisation

The number of Signatories to the Solar Retailer Code of Conduct has increased rapidly since its inception in 2013, with various state governments mandating the Code in their programs.

The Code was initially authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in October 2013. In April 2015, minor amendments were made to the Code with the ACCC re-authorising it for a period of five years in October 2015.

With this authorisation period coming to an end in 2020, the Clean Energy Council will be seeking a further re-authorisation of the Code and will be suggesting minor amendments to bring it up to date in line with industry developments.

Copies of the draft consultation Code and a summary of the changes are available below.

Please note: the CEC's consultation on the proposed amendments closed on 3 April. The ACCC is now inviting submissions on the application for re-authorisation, which must be made by 16 June 2020. Visit the ACCC's website for more information and to make a submission.

The Clean Energy Council acknowledges that the present global situation with COVID-19 is an unprecedented event that is creating challenges for many businesses around Australia and that this may not be the ideal time for many of you. The CEC is bound by timeframes set by the ACCC and apologises for any inconvenience caused.