North American Renewables Registry (Multiple States)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place North Carolina;Kansas;Illinois;Missouri;Puerto Rico

Name North American Renewables Registry (Multiple States)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Green Power Purchasing
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Non-Profit

Program Administrator North American Renewables Registry
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The North American Renewables Registry (NAR) provides a Web-based platform trusted to create, track, and manage renewable energy certificate (REC) origination for clean generation facilities and states not covered by one of the existing APX-powered, regional systems. All market participants are able to take advantage of a trusted infrastructure to help manage their role in the market. With the ability to create unique, serialized records for every REC, the Registry provides product transparency, accountability and protection against double counting.

The system has been designated as the compliance system for the Missouri Renewable Energy Standard (RES). The State of North Carolina has also designated NAR as an eligible registry for facilities located outside of North Carolina that seek to qualify for the North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. Recently, the Kansas Corporation Commission decided to use NAR to verify RECs purchased by Kansas utilities and cooperatives for compliance with the Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard. With this addition, renewable energy facilities registered in NAR can now be tagged as eligible for Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Puerto Rico if they have met the applicable requirements as a renewable facility. Furthermore, NAR is currently able to export certificates to North Carolina Renewable Energy Tracking System (NC RETS) and accept imports of certificates from Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), Michigan Renewable Energy Certification System (MIRECS), Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) and NC RETS.

Policy Contact

Department APX
Address 111 River Street, Suite 1204
Place Hoboken, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 07030
Phone 408-899-3341

Department APX
Address 224 Airport Parkway, Suite 600
Place San Jose, California
Zip/Postal Code 95110
Phone 408.517.2100