This Ruling aims to clarify how assessors and building owners should account for On-site Renewable Electricity Generation Systems in a NABERS rating for any building type.
The Ruling v1.1 replaced the previous Interim Ruling v1.0 published in August 2020 and is to be read in conjunction with the respective NABERS Rules as they apply to the building type.
NABERS continues to encourage open dialogue and welcomes feedback on the Ruling so that necessary improvements can be made to ensure it is fit for purpose across all building types. A key goal is ensuring sites with On-site Renewable Electricity Generation Systems are able to realise their full benefit appropriately in their NABERS ratings.
The On-site Renewable Electricity Generation (OREG) Ruling has been incorporated as a new chapter into the Metering and Consumption Rules v2.0. The OREG Ruling will be revoked in Q2/2023 (date to be confirmed) when the Metering and Consumption Rules v2.0 come into effect.
What's new in this version?
- Clarification and requirements for Dedicated and Shared Connections. Previously, the Rules only allowed for a Dedicated Connection.
- Requirements for allocation of renewable electricity documentation requirements.
Application of the Rules
- All Rulings are to be read in conjunction with the respective NABERS Rules.
A OREG Module course is available on the NABERS Learn platform. The OREG Module consists of six parts, including a 'Check Your Understanding' component. Completion of this module is not mandatory. The course is free and can be found under the 'Free Courses' tab on the platform.
If you have any questions regarding the interpretation or application of the new Ruling, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.