ACCOUNT AND ASSET REGISTRATION

General
This account type offers full functionality, meaning the ability to transfer in and out RECs, register projects of all sizes and retire RECs on behalf of others. This account type is best for companies who want full flexibility to manage their RECs and projects.

Project
This account type can register projects of all sizes and transfer RECs out, but cannot have RECs transferred in or retire RECs on behalf of others. This account type is best for companies who only want to register projects for REC issuance in their account, and deliver those RECs to their offtaker’s NAR account.

Retail Purchaser
This account type can have RECs transferred in and retire RECs on behalf of others, but cannot transfer RECs out or register projects larger than 1 MW in nameplate capacity.This account is best for companies taking delivery of RECs and retiring RECs towards their own commitments, or on behalf of others.

Energy Efficiency
This account type is specifically intended for registering energy efficiency projects, and issuing Energy Efficiency Credits (EECs). This account type cannot register non-energy efficiency projects, have RECs transferred in or retire RECs on behalf of others.

Qualified Reporting Entity
This account type’s sole purpose is to upload MWhs into TIGRs. This account type cannot register projects or manage RECs in any way.

Program Administrator
This account type gives the entities who oversee compliance and voluntary REC programs the ability to oversee REC activity in NAR as it relates to their specific REC program. Please contact the NAR administrator for more information about tracking new REC programs in NAR.

To open a NAR account, please go to narecs.com and then follow these steps:

  1. Click the ‘Register’ link
  2. Select the NAR account type that best matches your intended NAR account activity
    Note: Review the description of the TIGRs account type and the NAR fee schedule before making your selection.
  3. Review and agree to the NAR Terms of Use
  4. Fill out the one page account registration form
  5. Click the ‘Submit for Approval’ button at the bottom of the form
  6. The NAR administrator will review the account registration and follow up to finalize the registration within one business day

Registering the project is the required step before upoading MWhs and issuing RECs from that project.

  1. After logging in to your account, click the Register New Asset link located in the Asset Management section of your account
  2. Fill in the required fields of the project registration form
  3. Upon reaching the last page of the project registration form, click the Submit for Approval button at the bottom of the page
  4. The NAR administrator will review the project registration and follow up on next steps within 1 business day
  5. A few notes on the project registration process:
    • If the NAR account holder is not the project owner, a Responsible Party Designation form is needed. This form authorizes the NAR account holder to register the project on behalf of the project owner.
    • If the project will have MISO or SPP upload the monthly MWh output into NAR, then the MISO Release form or the SPP Release form is needed. This form allows the market participant to authorize MISO or SPP to upload MWh data into NAR.
    • See the QRE Reporting Options section for more information on how MWh data is reported in to NAR

Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
Projects located in the SPP footprint and who have their MWhs settled by SPP can have the project’s MWh data automatically uploaded into NAR by SPP. SPP automatically uploads S53 data 2 months after the generation month, and S120 data 4 months after the generation month. A SPP Release form is needed to authorize SPP to upload project MWh data into NAR.

Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)
Projects located in the MISO footprint and who have their MWhs settled by MISO can have the project’s MWh data automatically uploaded into NAR by MISO. Data from MISO automatically uploads 2 months after the generation month. A MISO Release form is needed to authorize MISO to upload project MWh data into NAR.

Third Party
A project not in the SPP or MISO footprint can engage with a third party entity to report MWh data into NAR. The list of current third party reporting entities can be seen in the NAR public reports. Contact the NAR administrator to inquire about adding new NAR third party reporting entities.

Self-Report
Projects under 1 MW in nameplate capacity can self-report MWh data into NAR.

APX
Should none of the options above not be feasible, contact the NAR administrator about having APX verify and upload your project’s MWhs into NAR.

  1. NAR account holders with register projects will receive an email notification when MWh data is uploaded for your project
  2. Upon logging in to your account, click the hyperlinked month and year text under the Review Data/Self-Report column of the Asset Management section
  3. On the next screen, click the hyperlinked text under the Period Data Status column corresponding to the newly uploaded generation month
  4. If the data is accurate, click the Accept button. This will generate a REC issuance invoice within 24 hrs of the data being accepted. The invoice must be paid before the RECs will be released for issuance. 
    • Note: If uploaded MWhs fail NAR’s feasibility validation based on the project’s nameplate capacity and capacity factor, you will not be able to accept the data yourself. The NAR administrator will need to review and accept the data for REC issuance.
  5. If the data is not accurate, click the Dispute button to prevent the RECs from issuing. An email notification will be sent to the NAR administrator and reporting entity to review further.
  1. Locate the Account Activity section of the home screen of your account
  2. Click the hyperlinked quantity text corresponding to the Active line item
  3. Check the boxes next to the desired RECs for transfer
    • Note: The REC holdings can be sorted and filtered to narrow down the selection of RECs for transfer. The Transfer Quantity field can be edited to only transfer a subset of the selected batch of RECs
  4. Click the Batch Transfer button at the top of the screen
  5. Click the Another Account Holder radio button
  6. Select the desired receiving NAR account holder from the corresponding Another Account Holder dropdown list
  7. Click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the page
  8. An automated email notification will be sent to the REC recipient alerting them of the pending REC transfer
  9. You, as the sender of the RECs, can view the pending REC transfer in your Outbox located on the left side of your screen. The RECs can be withdrawn while still in the REC outbox, should there be a mistake.
  10. The recipient will see the REC transfer in their corresponding Inbox. The recipient has the option to Accept or Reject RECs in their inbox.
  11. Automated email notifications will be sent as the RECs are withdrawn, rejected or accepted.
  1. Locate the Account Activity section of the home screen of your account
  2. Click the hyperlinked quantity text corresponding to the Active line item
  3. Check the boxes next to the desired RECs for retirement. Note: The REC holdings can be sorted and filtered to narrow down the selection of RECs for transfer. The Transfer Quantity field can be edited to only transfer a subset of the selected batch of RECs
  4. Click the Batch Transfer button at the top of the screen
  5. Click the Retirement radio button
  6. Select the desired retirement sub-account which will hold the retired RECs
  7. Select the appropriate retirement type. 
    • Primary Account Retirement: To be used for the company’s own behalf 
    • On Behalf Of Retail Retirement: To be used when retiring less than 1,000 RECs on behalf of a third party
    •  On Behalf of Corporate Retirement: To be used when retiring 1,000 RECs or more on behalf of a third party. Please reach out to the TIGRs administrator for information about adding the corporate entity as a retirement option to your account.
  8. Fill in the Retirement Details on the right side of the page which correspond to your selected retirement type
  9. Click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the screen
  10. The retirement will process and will be viewable immediately via the “Retirement Compliance” report and retirement sub-accounts
  1. See NAR’s list of compatible inter-registry transfers
  2. To export RECs to a compatible REC registry, locate the Account Activity section of the home screen of your account
  3. Click the hyperlinked quantity text corresponding to the Active line item
  4. Check the boxes next to the desired RECs for export
    • Note: The REC holdings can be sorted and filtered to narrow down the selection of RECs for transfer. The Transfer Quantity field can be edited to only transfer a subset of the selected batch of RECs
  5. Click the Batch Transfer button at the top of the scree
  6. Click the Export radio button
  7. Select the desired compatible tracking system from the dropdown list
  8. Select/enter the corresponding details of the receiving company registered in the compatible tracking system
  9. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page
  10. NAR will communicate the export REC transaction with the compatible REC registry. Once the NAR administrator has received confirmation from the compatible REC registry of the export being confirmed, the export transaction will finalize in NAR.
  11. If importing RECs from a compatible REC registry, you will need to ensure the company transferring you the RECs knows your registered NAR account name so the transfer can be correctly initiated
  12. The compatible REC registry will transmit the details of the REC import to NAR, at which point the import will be viewable in your inbox for review and acceptance