eligible small scale system is installed and capable of producing electricity or delivering hot water, owners and agents may create small-scale technology certificates in the
REC Registry. Before these certificates can be sold or traded, they are audited by the Clean Energy Regulator to ensure they are valid, and registered to make them available for sale.
To participate in the Renewable Energy Target schemes and access the REC Registry, users are required to pay a fee when they create and surrender small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and large-scale generation certificates (LGCs). These fees are payable in accordance with the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2011.
The Clean Energy Regulator validates all certificates in the order they have been created in the REC Registry.
The Clean Energy Regulator aims to validate small-scale technology certificates within four to six weeks of receiving all required documentation, but failure to provide complete or correct documentation may result in delay.
If you have provided incorrect information and need to request the certificates to be failed in the REC Registry before they are validated, please contact the
Clean Energy Regulator as soon as possible.
All certificates created in the REC Registry are audited. If there are duplicates or errors this can slow down the Clean Energy Regulator's administrative processes, including the time taken to validate correctly created certificates.
After small-scale technology certificates are created and validated, they are listed as 'pending registration' in the REC Registry.
If there are fees to be paid, they will be listed under 'outstanding fee items' in your REC Registry account summary, and must be paid before the certificates are registered.
If you create 250 certificates or more and need to pay certificate fees, follow these steps in the REC Registry:
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