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21 March 2016

​The REC Registry is an online system which allows Renewable Energy Target participants to create, transfer and surrender renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Through the REC Registry, users can:

  • create large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) for power stations
  • create small-scale technology certificates (STCs) for small generation units (SGUs) (small-scale solar panel, wind and hydro systems) and solar water heaters (SWHs)
  • surrender certificates to the Clean Energy Regulator to meet annual obligations
  • view the accreditation of eligible renewable energy power stations in Australia
  • transfer certificate ownership between parties, and
  • find information about the certificate market.

The REC Registry also provides access to public registers including the:

The Clean Energy Regulator records all transactions performed through the REC Registry and uses this information to manage, audit and report on certificates and the Australian renewable energy market.

The REC Registry is a requirement of the Renewable Energy Target, as prescribed by the Renewable Energy (Electri​city) Act 2000​, and is managed by AusRegistry International on behalf of the Clean Energy Regulator.

For more information please visit the REC Registry.

REC Registry accounts

You will need a REC Registry account if you intend to:

  • create small-scale technology certificates (STCs) for a solar water heater, small-scale solar panel, wind or hydro installation that you own
  • create STCs for installations on behalf of others
  • apply to accredit a renewable energy power station
  • create large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) for a renewable energy power station
  • purchase STCs or LGCs
  • transfer LGCs or STCs
  • surrender LGCs or STCs, or
  • use the STC clearing house.

For more information about how to create an account in the REC Registry, visit the create account page.

Notes: people who choose to use an agent to conduct any of the above transactions on their behalf do not need to register for a REC Registry account. Registration to create, buy, sell, or surrender certificates may incur a fee, depending on the user requirements. For information on fees and thresholds, please visit the Fees page.

Maintenance of the REC Registry

Apart from scheduled maintenance or unforeseen outages, the REC Registry is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For REC Registry assistance, please call the Clean Energy Regulator Contact Centre on 1300 553 542. The Contact Centre operates between 9:00am and 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

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