Participating in the ETS
As a Participant in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme there are certain obligations you must meet. Find out what you need to do.
Participants in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are required to meet a number of obligations in the scheme. This page provides guidance to help participants ensure they are fulfilling all of these requirements. There's also some information about other elements of the Scheme.
26 March 2020: Important messages regarding ETS obligations
We understand that this is a difficult time for many organisations and want to do everything that we can to help make it easier for NZ ETS participants to meet their obligations within the scheme over the coming weeks. Find out what you need to do and how we can help.
Guidance about participating in the ETS
A good place to start is our guidance on being a participant, which will explain the basics of participation in the ETS.
Key dates in the ETS
- 31 January: Unique Emissions Factor (UEF) applications need to be completed in the Register by 31 January.
- 31 March: emissions reporting for the previous calendar year will open on 1 January each year, and all participants will need to submit an Annual Emissions Return by 31 March.
- 30 April: Industrial Allocation applications can be submitted at any time from 1 January and must be completed in the Register by 30 April.
- 31 May: participants must surrender the emission unit obligations calculated in their Annual Emissions Return by 31 May each year.
Information on when and how to submit an emissions return.
Some participants are required to acquire and surrender New Zealand Units to meet their ETS obligations. Find out what you need to do.
As a participant in the ETS there are obligations which you must meet. Find out what you need to do to ensure you comply.
This page provides information for participants looking to obtain a Unique Emissions Factor (UEF).
If you carry out an activity that removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, you might be eligible to receive New Zealand Units.
Account Holders can authorise a third party to create a security interest over their New Zealand Units.