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Guide to creating large-scale generation certificates in the REC Registry

19 October 2018

This is a step-by-step guide on how to create large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) for eligible electricity generated by an accredited power station. The submitting a large-scale generation certificate claim application video shows nominated persons how to claim LGCs in the REC Registry.

To create LGCs in the REC Registry follow these steps:

  1. Before you can create LGCs, you must have already entered power station generation data for the corresponding month. You can create LGCs directly after entering generation data for any given month, or at any other time after generation data has been entered.

    How to enter power station generation data in the REC Registry
    After entering generation dataAt any other time

    After entering your power station generation data in the R​EC Registry, click on the 'Create LGCs' button. This will open the 'Create large-scale generation certificates' (LGCs) screen.

    The following fields in the 'Power station details' table will be pre-selected:

    • power station
    • generation year, and
    • generation month.

    Before creating LGCs, power station generation data must have been added.

    • Open the REC Registry.
    • From the left hand menu, navigate to 'Renewable energy systems' and select 'Create LGCs'.
    • In the section 'Power station details', select the power station, generation year and generation month for which you are creating LGCs.
  2. The following fields in the 'Create LGCs' table are auto-populated based upon the generation data you have previously entered, any claims previously made for this generation month, and any LGCs previously validated by the Clean Energy Regulator:

    • fuel source

    • LGC eligibility

    • LGCs created

    • LGCs failed, and

    • LGCs remaining to be created.

  3. Enter the number of LGCs to create in the 'Number of LGCs to create' text field.

    The number of LGCs to be created must be less than or equal to the number of LGCs remaining to be created.

    The total number of LGCs created cannot exceed the LGC eligibility for any given month.

  4. The 'Certificate tag' field can be used to enter a unique reference if required by your business processes. This field can also be left blank.

  5. In the section 'Standing notice', answer the questions and provide details if applicable.

    If there are any documents relevant to your response to the standing notice questions, please email LGCValidation@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au.

  6. Click on the 'Next' button.

    The 'LGC creation confirmation' page will display.

  7. In the section 'Confirmation', you can view details of the created LGCs. Check this information is correct.

    Return to the 'Create LGCs' page if you need to amend these details.

  8. In the section 'Declaration', read through and check the tick box to acknowledge that you understand and agree to the declaration.

  9. Click on the 'Submit' button.

Your LGCs are now pending validation by the Clean Energy Regulator. The Clean Energy Regulator may take up to 28 days to validate a claim for LGCs. You can track your LGCs in the REC Registry, including the ability to see how many LGCs have been passed, failed, are pending or under assessment, or pending validation.

When the Clean Energy Regulator has validated your LGCs, you are required to pay the LGC creation fee before they are registered and added to your holdings.

If the Clean Energy Regulator fails certificates, you will receive a notification. You can amend and resubmit a claim for validation and registration. See failed certificates for more information.

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