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Applying for accreditation

11 April 2018
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Under the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target, eligible renewable energy power stations may apply for accreditation to create, buy and sell large-scale generation certificates.

Step one—apply for a REC Registry registered person account

Individuals or businesses seeking accreditation are required to obtain a REC Registry registered person account, and as part of this process elect a 'nominated person' who will be the sole account holder within the organisation. The nominated person is responsible for all contact with the Clean Energy Regulator, receiving the accreditation code, and creating, selling and transferring certificates in the REC Registry. The nominated person must be either the owner or the operator of the renewable energy power station.

Step two—upgrade account permissions

The nominated person for the power station will need to apply for an account upgrade once the registered person application has been approved. As soon as the account upgrade has been completed, the administrator of the account will need to updated permissions for all users associated with the registered person account to access the power stations section of the REC Registry.

Step three—submit your application form

All applications for accreditation of a power station must be submitted to the Clean Energy Regulator via the REC Registry at least ten weeks prior to commissioning a renewable energy power station. This includes separate applications which are being submitted for multiple power stations owned by the same organisation.

Step four—application check conducted by the Clean Energy Regulator

The Clean Energy Regulator will assess the application on its merits under section 14 of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

Please note: the Clean Energy Regulator may request further information at Step 4, requiring you to return to Step 3 to resubmit a new version of your application.

Step five—pay the accreditation fee

An accreditation fee must be paid before a power station can be considered properly made and ready for assessment. The fee amount will vary depending on the installed capacity and baseline of the power station.

All accreditation fees are listed in regulation 28 of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.

Step six—accreditation decision

Following assessment of your application, the Clean Energy Regulator will either approve or refuse your application under section 15 of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 . The nominated person will be notified by mail of the application outcome.

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