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The $435 million Renewable Energy Demonstration Program (REDP), part of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF), has been introduced to accelerate the

Renewable Energy Demonstration Program

    Application Form

    February 2009

    Website: www.ret.gov.au

    Applications must be received by, or before, the application closing date of Wednesday, 15 April 2009 at 5:00pm AEST.

Contents

     Page

    1 Introduction………………………………………………………………………1

    2 Privacy and Confidentiality……………………………………………………..2

    3 Instructions……………………………………………………………………….3

    4 Application Form…………………………………………………………………5

    Part A: Applicant Details………………………………………………………….5

    Part B: Project Details…………………………………………………………..10

    Part C: Eligibility Criteria………………………………………………………..15

    Part D: Merit Criteria…………………………………………………………….18

    Part E: Attachments to Application…………………………………………….22

    Part F: Applicant Declaration…………………………………………………..23

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1 Introduction

    The $435 million Renewable Energy Demonstration Program (REDP), part of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF), has been introduced to accelerate the commercialisation and deployment of new renewable energy technologies for power generation in Australia by assisting the demonstration of these technologies on a commercial scale. REDP will thereby contribute to the achievement of the 20 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 and global efforts for climate change mitigation. The $500 million Renewable Energy Fund is part of the Australian Government's commitment to maintaining a strong and internationally competitive economy with lower greenhouse gas emissions. The REF will accelerate the development, commercialisation and deployment of renewable energy technologies in Australia.

    The REDP is a competitive merit-based grants program that aims to stimulate over $1 billion worth of investment in renewable energy generation technology, with the private sector contributing at least $2 for every $1 provided by the Program.

    The intended outcomes of the REDP are to:

    ? Demonstrate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy technologies for power

    generation through large-scale installations;

    ? Support the development of a range of renewable energy technologies for power generation in

    Australia;

    ? Enhance Australia’s international leadership in renewable energy technology for power generation

    development; and

    ? Attract private sector investment in renewable energy power generation.

    Funding for REDP is available for the 2008/09 and 2009/2010 financial years subject to the availability of suitable demonstration projects. Applications are also invited for projects that extend beyond 30 June 2010. Further information on the program is available in the REDP Information Guide available on the website of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (www.ret.gov.au).

1.1 Getting Help

    If you require assistance with the REDP application process, please contact the REDP Program Manager as detailed below:

Contact:

    REDP Program Manager

    Energy and Environment Division

    Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

    GPO Box 1564

    Canberra ACT 2601

    REDP@ret.gov.au Ph: 02 6213 7265

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2 Privacy and Confidentiality

    The use and disclosure of information provided to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (the Department) by applicants for the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program (REDP) is regulated by the relevant provisions and penalties of:

    ? the Public Service Act 1999;

    ? the Public Service Regulations;

    ? the Privacy Act 1988;

    ? the Crimes Act 1914;

    ? the Criminal Code and general law. The Department will use the information provided in this form for the purposes of discharging its functions under the program and for related uses. These functions include determining eligibility for assistance under the program, assessing merit, preparing grant agreements, calculating the amount of funding that will be paid to successful applicants, and assisting with compliance activities. The Department may also use information received in applications in any other legitimate Departmental business.

    While the Department will seek to protect sensitive information from disclosure to external parties, disclosure of some confidential information may occur as specified in the REDP Information Guide or as mentioned in

    this application form.

    As part of the assessment of this application, the Department may need to consult with, and provide material from the application to other government agencies or bodies, other organisations and/or relevant individuals, in order to substantiate any claims or statements made in the application form, or to otherwise assist in the assessment of the application. If this occurs, the Department will require the parties who are consulted to observe appropriate confidentiality.

    Detailed confidential information contained in applications may be disclosed for audit purposes to contractors engaged by the Department and to other Commonwealth agencies for audit, reporting and law enforcement purposes. Further, the Department may release confidential information if it obtains the applicants’ consent or

    is required or permitted by law to do so. This could happen, for example, if the Department is required to respond to a resolution of the Parliament, or the order of a court.

    Following approval of an application, the broad details of the application (for example, the identity of the successful company, the amount of payment and a brief description of the project) may be disclosed by the Department for purposes such as promoting the program and reporting on its operation and policy development. This information may also be used in answering questions from the Parliament and its committees.

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3 Instructions

    3.1 Registration of Interest

    The program commences with a call for Registrations of Interest (ROI). The purpose of the ROI process is to provide the Department with an early indication of the readiness and capacity of industry to undertake projects, to enable feedback to be provided to potential applicants in regard to their eligibility, and to enable the Department to manage the assessment process.

    The lodgement of an ROI is mandatory. Applicants that submit an ROI will be able to submit a full application and undergo a merit assessment. A Registration of Interest, using the ROI form on the RET website, should be submitted via email to REDP@ret.gov.au by 5.00pm AEDST on Wednesday 4 March 2009.

Information on the REDP is available from the REDP Information Guide, which includes the Eligible

    Expenditure Guidelines, on the RET website. Companies should familiarise themselves with this guide prior to

    completing the application form. The REDP Program Manager can help applicants understand program

    requirements, explain the applicant’s obligations and provide advice on the application process.

    3.2 Completing the Form

    Applications must be stand-alone documents with all key information about the company and the project in the body of the application. All questions in the form are mandatory unless it is noted otherwise. When completing an application, companies are advised to be factual and concise in all responses. If the application is not complete or if the wording or layout of the form has been modified, it may not be accepted by the Department. Financial information provided must be consistent with the project dates and costs included in the application. An application will need to demonstrate that the applicant can meet the Eligibility Criteria for the program and compete for available funds against the Merit Criteria. Completed eligible applications will be referred to the Renewable Energy Committee for assessment. The assessments and rankings of all applications will then be considered by the Minister for Resources and Energy who is empowered to make decisions on grant

    applications. Written notification will be given as to the outcome of the application.

    Applicants should not modify the wording or layout of the application. This Form is developed in Microsoft Word? 2003. Text can only be entered in the grey boxes. This text will appear in a blue colour to allow easy

    identification against the rest of the form. To move between boxes, use the tab key or mouse. Some fields use drop-down lists (e.g. date fields in tables). Please overwrite date fields. (Note that the grey boxes do not appear in hard copy printouts of the form.)

    Some items in the application form provide "Yes" or "No" boxes. To check these boxes, double click on the relevant box to open the Check Box Form Field Options dialogue box, and go to "Default value". Change the "Not checked" status to "Checked", and click "OK" to close the dialogue box.

    The tables in the application form do not automatically add to the "total" rows and columns, and applicants are requested to double check that in all cases the totals are added correctly.

    When completing the application form, it may be useful to consider the following points:

    ? All questions in the form are mandatory unless it is noted otherwise;

    ? Be clear, factual and concise in all responses;

    ? Use plain English;

    ? Focus on providing specific, quantifiable details and examples;

    ? Adhere to the page limit guides provided in some sections of the application; Renewable Energy Demonstration Program

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    ? Ensure that your application and attachments are consistent throughout, particularly in terms of dates

    and financial figures;

    ? Ask the REDP Program Manager for assistance where you are uncertain about application

    requirements;

    ? Provide only the additional attachments which you refer to in your application, or which add significant

    value to your application.

    3.3 Submitting a Final Application

    A final application comprises the following:

    ? a fully completed REDP application form;

    ? a copy of the Joint Venture agreement (if relevant);

    ? documentary evidence of matching funding;

    ? the applicant’s Project Plan for the proposed project; and

    ? financial statements

    The Program Manager may also request additional information.

    An application will be accepted when the REDP Program Manager is satisfied that all sections have been

    completed with the required information, and all mandatory documents have been provided.

    Please submit to the REDP Program Manager:

    ? ten signed hard copies of the final version of your application including attachments, and

    ? an electronic copy (on either compact disc [CD] or digital versatile disc [DVD] or USB).

Please note, applications cannot be submitted by e-mail. Multimedia Applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be received by the closing date of Wednesday, 15 April 2009 at 5:00pm AEST.

Applications must be submitted to the mailing address below:

    Mailing address: Renewable Energy Demonstration Program

    Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

    GPO Box 1564

    Canberra ACT 2601

Delivery address:

    Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

    Level 9

    Industry House

    10 Binara Street

    Canberra ACT

    Attention: REDP Program Manager

An email acknowledging receipt of the application will be sent to the nominated Primary Contact as soon as

    possible after receipt.

    Renewable Energy Demonstration Program

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4 Application Form

    Part A: Applicant Details

A1 Name of Applicant

    Company name* Business name/trading name (if trading under a name other than the company name)

    * To be eligible for REDP the applicant must be an Australian company registered under the Corporations Act 2001, or a wholly or

    majority owned Commonwealth or State Government body.

    A2 Applicant Business Registrations Australian Company Number (ACN) Date of incorporation Australian Business Number (ABN) Is the applicant registered for GST?

     Yes No Is the applicant listed on the Australian Stock Exchange

    (ASX) If ‘Yes’, ASX code

A3 Applicant Addresses

    Registered Business Street Address (head office)

    Address line 1 Address line 2 Address line 3 Suburb/town State/Territory Postcode Website address (where applicable) Business e-mail address (where applicable)

Business Postal Address (head office)

    Is this address the same as the Business street address above? Yes No

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If ‘No’, please complete the following:

    Address line 1 Address line 2 Address line 3 Suburb/town State/Territory Postcode

Project Street Address (for this application)

    Is this address the same as the Business street address above? Yes No

    If ‘No’, please complete the following:

    Address line 1 Address line 2 Address line 3 Suburb/town State/Territory Postcode

A4 Applicant’s Primary Contact (for this application)

    Title Given name Family name Job title Contact Details

    Office telephone number Mobile telephone number Office fax number Email address Contact’s Relationship to Applicant

    Is the applicant the contact’s employer? Yes No

    If ‘No’, please complete the following:

    Name of employer Australian Business Number (ABN) of employer Renewable Energy Demonstration Program

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A5 Applicant’s Core Business

    Describe the applicant’s core business and project activity - please use the Australian New Zealand Industry

    Classification (ANZIC) Codes.

    Core Business ANZIC Code* Project Activity ANZIC Code * The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 provides classifications for business activities

    for the purpose of statistical analysis. Electricity production is classified as Division D ELECTRICITY, GAS, WATER AND WASTE

    SERVICES, Subdivision 26 ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, Group 261 ELECTRICITY GENERATION, Class 2619 Other Electricity

    Generation Primary activities.

A6 Related Bodies Corporate

    Does the applicant have any related bodies corporate? Yes No

    Applicants should refer to section 50 of the Corporations Act 2001 for a definition of related bodies corporate. Applicant’s Ultimate Holding Company (where applicable)

    Legal name Country of incorporation Identify all the related bodies corporate in the applicant’s company group, showing the relationships and relative shareholdings within the group.

    Please attach a diagram of the company group structure to explain relationships between the entities.

    [Enter details here]

A7 Applicant’s Shareholders

    List the names of the top 10 shareholders, the percentage of issued capital held by each and whether each

    shareholder is an Australian resident or an Australian controlled entity.

    Percentage of issued Australian resident or Name of shareholder

    capital held by controlled entity?

    shareholder (%)

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No %

     Yes No % Renewable Energy Demonstration Program

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    A8 Other Government Assistance for the Past Five Financial Years Has the applicant received or applied for any Commonwealth/State government assistance during the past

    five years? Yes No If ‘Yes', provide details of the source, timing and amount of other government assistance (Include current

    applications and any grants received.)

    Assistance source (program and agency) From (dd/mm/yyyy) To (dd/mm/yyyy) Amount ($A)

     $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Total government assistance* $ 0.00 * Ensure total reflects final figures when submitting application form.

    Have these funds been acquitted? Yes No Note: Receipt of previous funding does not preclude applications for the REDP, however if successful for the

    REDP, any activities funded by the Commonwealth under the project that have overlap with the REDP will not

    be considered as eligible.

A9 Joint Ventures

    Is the applicant an incorporated Joint Venture? Yes No If Yes, please provide details of the Joint Venture Partners. In addition, a signed copy of the Joint Venture

    agreement should be included as an attachment at section D of this application form. If the agreement has

    not yet been signed please attach a final draft.

    JV Partner Name Ultimate Holding Company Share in JV

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