6. Other Administrative Requirements

6.1 Audit Rights

The recipient must:

  • keep proper accounts and records of the net production by the Qualifying Project, including bills of sale to the first purchaser(s) of the electricity produced, for three years from the date of termination of the incentive payments
  • keep proper accounts and records of the net production by the Qualifying Project, where the recipient's eligible generation is for its own consumption or where the recipient is an integrated electrical utility, including certified net production audit reports for a period of three years from the date of termination of the incentive payments
  • permit Government of Canada representatives to audit, inspect and make copies of those accounts and records at all reasonable times, up to three years from the date of termination of the incentive payments
  • grant Natural Resources Canada's authorized representatives access to audit and inspect the Qualifying Project and related facilities
  • furnish Natural Resources Canada's authorized representatives with such information as they may from time to time reasonably require with reference to the documents referred to herein
  • promptly refund to Natural Resources Canada any overpayments of the contribution disclosed by an audit.

6.2 Partnerships and Joint Ventures

The general partner or operator of a joint venture, or other such partnership, should apply for the ecoENERGY RP on behalf of all the owners, with appropriate disclosure of the owners and proportionate ownership of the qualifying project. The partner or operator will be responsible for all of the record keeping and audit requirements on behalf of the joint venture and will be considered to be the Eligible Recipient on behalf of the joint venture.

Natural Resources Canada will ensure that the maximum amount payable to the Eligible Recipient for the program's duration does not exceed the set maximum amount payable to any recipient. In addition, Natural Resources Canada will ensure that the maximum amount payable to each individual owner, as determined by the owner's proportionate share of this Qualifying Project and any other amount payable through other Qualifying Projects, does not exceed the set maximum amount payable to any Eligible Recipient for the program's duration.

6.3 Transferability

In advance of a proposed transfer of ownership of all or part of a Qualifying Project, the Eligible Recipient may seek a determination from Natural Resources Canada on whether the proposed purchaser is eligible to receive the incentive from the program. The Eligible Recipient must provide to Natural Resources Canada written notice of any transfer of ownership of all or part of a Qualifying Project and the name and address of the transferee within 30 days of the transfer. Natural Resources Canada will then determine if the new owner is eligible to receive the incentive. The eligibility will be based on the set maximum amount payable to any recipient and on other terms and conditions of the ecoENERGY RP. Where the new owner is ineligible, Natural Resources Canada will not consent to the assignment of the Contribution Agreement to the new owner. Where the new owner is eligible, Natural Resources Canada will consent to the assignment of the Contribution Agreement to the new owner.

6.4 For Further Information

For further information on the ecoENERGY RP, contact:

ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 12th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4
Telephone:(343) 292-8770
Fax: 613-995-8343
E-mail: ecoenergyrp@nrcan.gc.ca
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/ecoaction/14145