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Step one – applying to become a registered person

04 June 2018

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Becoming a registered person

Only a registered person can make an application for power station accreditation. Accordingly, you must become a ‘registered person’ before making an application for accreditation.

Applications to become a registered person are made through the REC Registry.

The person applying to be a registered person can be an individual, business or other legal person, and must be either an owner or operator of the power station.

There may be several people (for example, individuals or businesses) involved in the ownership and operation of a single power station. If there are multiple owners/operators, it is important that you identify the correct person to be registered. The reason being that the registered person who applies on behalf of a power station will become the ‘nominated person’ for that power station if the power station is accredited.

You will need to:

  • Obtain the consent of your fellow owners/operators of the power station before you apply.
  • Demonstrate you have obtained their written consent when you make your application for power station accreditation.

The nominated person

After a power station is accredited, the registered person who applied on behalf of the power station becomes the nominated person:

  • There can only be one nominated person for each power station.
  • The nominated person is the only person who can create LGCs for a power station.
  • The nominated person is responsible for ongoing compliance with the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (REE Act), including the annual provision of an electricity generation return (EGR).

You must ensure the person selected to be the registered person is the correctly described and defined legal person.

An application to become a registered person is made under section 10 of the REE Act.

How to apply to become a registered person

Applications to become a registered person are made through the REC Registry. The type of account you will need to apply for is a ‘registered person’ account.

Criteria for registration

To become a registered person, the Clean Energy Regulator must be satisfied that you meet the criteria of being a fit and proper person. For further information on how this assessment is made, please refer to the Clean Energy Regulator’s Fit and Proper Person posture and Regulation 3L of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 (REE Regulations).

Timeframes and fees

It may take up to six weeks for your registered person application to be assessed by the Clean Energy Regulator.

A registration fee, paid via the REC Registry, is required to complete the registration process.

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