REC Registry

REC Registry – Fees Payable

Fees

Under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001, there are fees payable associated with the creation and surrender of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) and large-scale generation certificates (LGCs). 

These fees are payable by the party initiating the transaction. Fees are as follows:

Fee Fuel Type Breakdown Creation Fee Creation Fee Threshold (in number of certificates)* Mandatory surrender Fee ***
STC SGU Solar

$0.47**

250

$0.08

STC SGU Wind

$0.47**

250

$0.08

STC SGU Hydro

$0.47**

250

$0.08

STC SWH

$0.08

250

$0.08

RC STC

n/a

0

$0.08

LGC

$0.08

250

$0.08

* Fees are not applied until the threshold is met. When the threshold is met, fees apply to all created certificates, including the original batch created under the threshold. 

** The $0.47 creation fee for STC SGU (solar panel, wind and hydro) came into effect for all STC SGUs created on and after 17 October 2011.

*** Fee does not apply for voluntary surrender.

Any changes to the creation fees will be applied on the basis of the “Creation Date”.

Payment of Fees

To pay fees, follow the steps below.

  1. Log into the REC Registry with your user credentials.
  2. Select the following menu options:
    1. My 'Fees and Invoices' then
    2. View 'My Outstanding Fee Items'
  3. Select the fee and fee items you wish to pay.
  4. Click on ‘Create Invoice’. This creates an invoice with the selected fees which you can pay.  Details of the methods of payment are included on the invoice.
  5. From the menu, now select:
    1. My 'Fees and Invoices' then
    2. View 'My Outstanding Invoices' or
    3. 'Pay Invoice by Credit Card'.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to pay the invoice.
Date last updated: 06 Jul 2012