Redevelopment of the Renewables and CHP Register – Update on RER timeline and recent progress

Publication date
7th May 2021
Information types
Policy areas

What is the redevelopment of the Renewables and CHP Register?

Ofgem is redeveloping the Renewables and CHP Register, currently used by Ofgem to administer the Renewables Obligation (RO), Feed-in Tariff (specifically ROOFIT) and Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) schemes. Our aim is to provide a new Register that is easier for you to use, provides a better user experience and ensure it is fit for purpose going forward. The new system will be called the Renewable Electricity Register (RER).

Can you provide an update on the RER timeline?

The Renewable Electricity Register (RER) is now planned to launch Q3 2021/2022. Further communications on the exact launch date will be provided closer to the new service going live.

Can you provide an update on activities of the RER?

The project is currently working through the Beta phase of development, development of functionality will continue to Q3 2021/2022 when the service is expected to launch. Development and testing of functionality relating to organisation management, user management, declarations and certificate handling is now complete or nearing completion. Development of functionality relating to accreditations, output data, fuelled stations, RO compliance, agent activities and reporting is ongoing with development and testing continuing over the summer period. Progress has been made in maturing Ofgem’s cloud hosting infrastructure where the RER will be hosted, further work on this infrastructure will continue over the summer period. Further testing of the RER with external users will commence in July 2021. This activity will be followed by technical tests of the RER as well as a formal assessment by Government Digital Service (GDS) prior to the launch of the new service.

We will ensure to update you further as the project progresses. Thank you for your continued support and engagement throughout this project.