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Step three – submitting your application form

20 November 2019

Making an application for power station accreditation

Applications for power station accreditation must be completed and lodged online through the REC Registry. You can save drafts of your power station application in the REC Registry prior to submitting it for assessment

To enable the Clean Energy Regulator to assess the eligibility of your power station for accreditation, the application must:

  • be ‘properly made’ in accordance with the requirements of section 13 of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (REE Act), and
  • contain information that satisfies the eligibility criteria set out in section 14 of the REE Act and related regulations.

The information needed in order to meet these requirements is set out in the application for accreditation in the REC Registry.

For information on how to lodge an application for accreditation, view the how to lodge a power station application webinar. For information on legislated eligibility requirements, see application requirements and eligibility criteria.

How to access the power station accreditation application

Log in to the REC Registry using your username and password. Select ‘Renewable energy systems’ from the left hand menu, and then select ‘Power station applications’ and then click on ‘Lodge application’.

You will be guided through each of the following pages: applicant details, power station details, eligible renewable energy source details, metering details, LGC methodology, approval details, generation details, generation projections, application checklist and legal declaration.

If some sections of the online application form are not applicable you may enter N/A (not applicable). The application requirements will vary depending on whether your power station is currently generating electricity from an eligible fuel source.

You will need to upload supporting documentation as part of your application. Refer to the accreditation checklist below for further information on what evidence is required.

Timing

 

Start the application process early, and save drafts of your application prior to submitting.

For power stations being commissioned

If your power station is being commissioned, we recommend submitting the application three to six weeks prior to the date of first generation of electricity and when your application meets the information and documentary requirements of a ‘properly made’ application under section 13 of the REE Act. Some information will need to be supplied after the application has been submitted during the commissioning of your power station. Ensure all missing information is provided as soon as it becomes available.

For power stations already generating

If your power station has already started generating electricity, aim to submit your application as soon as possible, as your power station can only receive certificates for generation after it is accredited. Your application must include all supporting information and documentation as your power station cannot be accredited until this has been received.

Withdrawing a power station application

If you have submitted an application, and your power station is delayed or you are not able to provide all supporting information and documentation, you can withdraw your application before a decision to accredit is made. Withdrawing your application will not prohibit you from submitting a new application for accreditation at a later time.

Information and documentary requirements of a properly made application

The following checklists can be used to ensure all requirements have been met before submitting an application. These checklists are also provided in the application for accreditation form in the REC Registry.

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