Audit & Assurance
Leading the EnergyLink Services audit team is the Managing Director, Philip Link, a highly experienced greenhouse gas and energy assurance professional. Phil has completed hundreds of limited and reasonable assurance engagements across a range of State and Federal Legislation and Schemes. Phil’s audit experience extends to the Emissions Reduction Fund, National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act, Safeguard Mechanism, National Carbon Offset Standard, NSW Energy Saving Scheme, Victorian Energy Upgrades Program.
The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) was introduced to provide a single national framework for reporting and disseminating company information about greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption.
EnergyLink Services can provide audit and assurance services to organisations liable under the Act.
The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and Safeguard Mechanism are the Australian Government’s signature policies to reduce national carbon emissions and work toward meeting our emission reduction targets set under both the Kyoto protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement. EnergyLink Services can provide audit and assurance services to organisations requiring audit services under the ERF and as liable entities under the Safeguard Mechanism.
The NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) aims to reduce electricity consumption in NSW through energy efficiency improvements.
Financial incentives for organisations to invest in energy savings projects make the Scheme an attractive option to reduce consumption. The ESS places a mandatory obligation on Scheme Participants to obtain and surrender energy savings certificates on an annual basis.
Scheme Participants (electricity retailers) and Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) are subject to periodic audits which must be undertaken by a member of IPART's Audit Services Panel. EnergyLink Services are a member of the Audit Panel and can conduct reasonable assurance audits across all methodologies with prudent oversight and efficiency.
The voluntary National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) has been developed to provide an established and best practice pathway for organisations to manage greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve carbon neutrality.
EnergyLink Services can provide audit and assurance services to organisations claiming carbon neutrality under the Standard.