North American Renewables Registry™ (NAR) Enhanced to Further Support Green-e® Program
San Francisco, CA, 4 August 2019 – APX and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) staff have collaborated to develop a set of enhancements to the NAR registry which allow Green-e participants and CRS staff to more effectively retire NAR RECs for Green-e certification. These enhancements are designed to provide Green-e program guidance to interested NAR account holders directly within the NAR registry, as well as provide CRS staff direct access to Green-e retirements, which further streamlines the Green-e certification audit process.
The NAR Green-e updates include:
- Allowing Green-e participants to flag their NAR accounts as participating in the Green-e program
- Only flagged Green-e participant accounts will be able to utilize the Green-e retirement reason when retiring RECs in their account
- CRS staff will have direct access to view RECs retired for Green-e certification purposes in flagged Green-e participant’s NAR accounts
About the North American Renewables Registry™ (NAR)
NAR provides the greatest transparency, accountability, and protection against double-counting of any solution in the market today. The registry enables imports and exports of RECs across registries reflecting specific state rules. As corporate renewable energy purchases have increased in the past few years, NAR has solidified its position as the chosen solution for corporations looking to meet their sustainability goals in the Southeast, MISO and SPP markets. For more information, visit www.narecs.com.
About Green-e® and the Center for Resource Solutions
A program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e is North America’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification services through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders. To learn more about Green-e certified products and programs available in North America, visit www.green-e.org.