The Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA) is Australia's peak national, independent association representing and self-regulating businesses that are accredited to create and trade in energy efficiency certificates in market-based energy efficiency schemes across the country. These activities underpin the energy efficiency schemes which facilitate the installation of energy efficient products and services to households and businesses. Schemes are established in Victoria (VEET), New South Wales (ESS), Australian Capital Territory (EEIS) and South Australia (REES). The EECCA also represents member interests in national initiatives that incorporate energy efficiency including the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
EECCA was established in 2013, formed from EECC Group which commenced in 2009. Current EECCA Members represent the majority of the energy efficiency certificate creation market in Australia. There are approximately 150 active accredited creators in Australia employing more than 4000 people. An estimated 350 businesses work within the schemes delivering energy efficient products and services.
Membership is available to organisations that are:
- accredited certificate creators and traders in Australia;
- product and service suppliers to accredited providers within the schemes; and
- key stakeholders (eg government and non-government agencies, and academic institutions with an interest in energy efficiency).
EECCA purpose - advocate for energy efficiency schemes growth
The EECCA advocates that market-based energy schemes in Australia:
- be expanded and extended to all jurisdictions, with targets increased and harmonisation critical across schemes;
- address market barriers, empower customers, reduce customer bills and deliver cost-effective greenhouse gas emission reductions;
- stimulate investment in new, and more, energy efficient technology, jobs and skills; and
- maximise benefits to consumers.
. Promote and represent the interests of members;
. Engage and work with members, governments, scheme administrators, regulators and other stakeholders to:
- improve and promote the integrity of energy efficiency markets;
- improve schemes processes, rules, monitoring and compliance, industry performance and best practice by agents;
- address issues affecting the industry and the implementation of energy efficiency activities generally;
- provide information about the cost and effectiveness of the schemes and energy efficiency in general; and
- maintain high levels of community confidence and political support.
. Raise membership funds to support other objectives.