The North Carolina Utilities Commission established the North Carolina Renewable Energy Tracking System (NC-RETS) to issue and track renewable energy certificates (RECs) and energy efficiency certificates (EECs). N.C.’s electric utilities use NC-RETS to demonstrate compliance with the State’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Renewable energy producers may register their facilities with the Commission. If approved, they can use NC-RETS to create that meet the requirements of N.C.’s portfolio standard.
NC-RETS uses verifiable energy production data from participating facilities to create a digital certificate for each MWh (or thermal equivalent) generated from renewable energy. Electric power suppliers use NC-RETS to track the results of their energy efficiency and demand-side management customer programs. NC-RETS and all related energy production and customer program records are audited by the Public Staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. NC-RETS will integrate with all other renewable energy certificate tracking systems in the United States to allow for the import and export of certificates to and from North Carolina.
This Knowledge Center feature User Training in the following areas:
- Register NC-RETS Accounts
- Managing an Account
- Register NC-RETS Projects
- Upload generation data
- Retire Certificates
- Forward Certificate (Recurring) Transfers