6 steps to power station accreditation
Applying to become a registered person
Upgrade your account
Submit your application form
Step 4*See footnote below
Application check conducted by the Clean Energy Regulator
Pay the accreditation fee
*Please note: the Clean Energy Regulator may request further information at Step 4, requiring the applicant to resubmit a new version of their application.
Applications for power station accreditation must be completed and lodged online through the
To enable the Clean Energy Regulator to assess the eligibility of your power station for accreditation, the application must:
The information which must be provided in order to meet these requirements is set out in the application for accreditation in the REC Registry.
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). If you do not yet have all of the details for all aspects of you power station, you may enter TBA (to be advised) in those fields.
You will also be required to provide supporting documentation as part of your application.
Start the application process early, as the agency may request further information at step four.
If your power station is being commissioned, we recommend submitting the application six to eight weeks prior to the date of first generation of electricity, or when it meets the information and documentary requirements of a ‘properly made’ application under section 13 of the REE Act.
You do not need to have all information and supporting documents when you submit your initial application. In some instances, not all information or supporting documentation will be available.
You will have the opportunity to supply the additional information as it becomes available during the commissioning of your power station. You should ensure all missing information is provided to the agency as soon as possible.
If your power station has already started generating electricity you should aim to submit your application as soon as possible. Please ensure that you submit your application includes all supporting information and documentation with your application as your power stationapplication cannot be accredited assessed until this has been received.
If you have applied, and your power station does not go ahead or you are not able to provide all supporting information and documentation to the agency, you can withdraw your application before a decision to accredit is made.
The following checklists should be used before submitting an application to ensure all requirements have been met:
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