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How to register as an agent

22 January 2018
RET

Before applying to register as an agent it is important that you understand the legal obligations and familiarise yourself with both the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, system installation requirements, and the process of creating, selling and buying small-scale technology certificates.

When you register as an agent, it's important to familiarise yourself not only with the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, but also with the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target, and how the two schemes work together to form the Renewable Energy Target.

Retailers, traders and installers of small-scale systems who wish to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator to become a registered agent should follow the step-by-step process below.

Before you begin the application process you must ensure you have read and understood the registered agent responsibilities and have all necessary documentation on hand, as applications cannot be saved. You will be required to supply relevant identity documentation, complete a questionnaire, and declare your status as a 'fit and proper person'.

Steps for new REC Registry users

If you do not have an existing REC Registry account and would like to apply to become a registered agent:

  1. Go to the REC Registry and click on 'Apply for an account'.
  2. Select 'Registered person' and 'Registered agent', and select 'STC clearing house' if you wish to buy or sell certificates through the STC clearing house.
  3. Complete each section of the application and select 'Submit'.

Steps for existing REC Registry users

If you are a registered person or have a 'general account' in the REC Registry and would like to upgrade to a registered agent account:

  1. Login to your REC Registry account.
  2. Click on 'My account' and then select 'Account applications'.
  3. Select 'Upgrade account'.
  4. Click on the 'Registered agent' account type, and select 'STC clearing house' if you wish to buy or sell certificates through the STC clearing house.
  5. Complete each section of the online application and select 'Submit'.

The Clean Energy Regulator may take up to six weeks to assess your application to become a registered agent.

Once your application is approved and you have been granted access to the REC Registry, you will be required to pay an agent registration fee when you login for the first time. Registration fees must be paid before certificates can be created.

Once registered as an agent with the Clean Energy Regulator, you can perform the following functions in the REC Registry:

  • create certificates for eligible installations where the right to create certificates has been correctly assigned to you by the system owner
  • transfer registered certificates in the REC Registry
  • voluntarily surrender certificates in the REC Registry, and
  • use the bulk upload function to create certificates for multiple installations.

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