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30 August 2018

​There are four types of REC Registry accounts. Each account type has permissions to access various functions and undertake various activities within the REC Registry, including:

If you choose to assign the right to create small-scale technology certificates (STCs) to an agent you do not need a REC Registry account. For further information on assigning the right to create your certificates to an agent, visit Using a registered agent.

Account functions, fees and requirements

For general accounts

Functions Fee
  • Transfer small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) in the REC Registry.
  • Voluntarily surrender STCs and LGCs in the REC Registry.
  • Nil.

For registered person accounts

Functions Fee Requirements
  • $20.00 (GST exempt).
  • Fit the criteria of being a 'Legal Person'. If you are applying as a registered person your REC Registry Account name must be a Legal Person and in the case of a company with an ACN, must match the name on the ASIC register.
  • Complete the proof of identity verification process
  • Read and understand the eligibility requirements for creating small-scale technology certificates (STCs) prior to registration.
  • Be aware of the penalties involved in breaching the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.
  • Be aware of the option to assign the right to create STCs to an agent.
  • Provide your GST registration status (if applicable)

For registered agent accounts

Functions Fee Requirements
  • $230.00 GST exempt (a total of $250.00 GST exempt, including the registered person fee ($20 GST exempt), which must also be paid).
  • Complete SRES Smart​ prior to completing your application to become a registered agent.
  • Fit the criteria of being a 'Legal Person'. If you are registering as a registered agent, your REC Registry account name must be a Legal Person and in the case of a company with an ACN, must match the name on the ASIC register.
  • Complete the proof of identity verification process.
  • Read and understand the eligibility requirements for creating STCs prior to registration.
  • Be aware of the penalties involved in breaching the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.
  • Provide your GST registration status(if applicable)
  • For further information about being a Registered Agent, visit the Agents section.

For liable entity accounts

Functions Fee Requirements
  • Transfer small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) in the REC Registry.
  • Surrender STCs and LGCs in the REC Registry.
  • Voluntarily surrender STCs and LGCs in the REC Registry.
  • Nil.
  • Contact the Clean Energy Regulator and advise them that you wish to become a RET liable entity.
  • For more information about RET liable entities, visit the Liable entities.

For STC Clearing House accounts

Functions Fee Requirements
  • Buy, sell and transfer STCs on the STC Clearing House.
  • Nil.
  • Complete the proof of identity verification process.
  • Provide GST registration status and bank account details.
  • You must either already have a general account or apply for a general to apply for this account type. The account types can be applied for at the same time.​

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