Electricity retailers can deliver activities by:
- using internal resources where the retailer hires and trains internal staff to become Authorised Installers who undertake energy saving activities.
- engaging third party contractors who will then deliver activities on their behalf. The retailer enters into a contract with the third party who hire and train staff who become Authorised Installers and deliver energy saving activities.
- acquiring abatement from Approved Abatement Providers (AAP). In this case, the retailer acquires (purchases) abatement from a third party who must be listed on the EEIS Register of Approved Abatement Providers (RAAP) and is therefore legally eligible to deliver activities under the EEIS and then trade the abatement to electricity retailers.
The EEIS is not a certificate registry scheme. In this way it is similar to the South Australian Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES), and different from the Victorian Energy Upgrade (VEU) Scheme and NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS). Instead, retailers achieve abatement toward their obligation by engaging one of the above mentioned methods to deliver approved activities.
Integrated activities may be developed for the EEIS. Under this approach, the Territory would enter into agreements with the NSW Government to closely cooperate on scheme policy and administration.