Accreditation of a Power Station for Creation of RECs - Australian Government


You will need this accreditation if you are an owner / entity of an accredited power station intending to invest in, or generate renewable energy, and you intend to create Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

RECs are split into types: small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and large-scale generation certificates (LGCs). RECs is used as a general term covering both STCs and LGCs.

Upon accreditation, power stations are eligible to create RECs through an internet based registry system, known as the REC-registry.

Once the RECs are created and registered, through a validation and audit process, the RECs can be traded independently of the physical electricity to third parties and provide a second revenue stream for eligible power stations.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for accreditation of a power station, you must be a registered person. To be eligible for registration, you must be a fit and proper person.

To become an accredited renewable energy power station, the power station must:

  • use one or more of the eligible renewable energy sources to generate electricity
  • have obtained, and comply with the provisions of, all relevant environmental and other approvals for the operation of a power station
  • be able to measure the amount of electricity being generated
  • supply the generated electricity to directly meet demand for electrical energy.




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Act(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Clean Energy Regulator

Reporting and Carbon Market Division

Registrations and Reporting

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