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 during Q1 2023/24. Further communications on the exact launch date will be provided closer to the new service going live. We had previously announced that the RER was set to launch during Q3 2022/23. Over the past 12 months, the development of the RER has been impacted by the digital job market, and it’s taken longer than anticipated to recruit and onboard a full complement of developers. Current users of the legacy Renewables & CHP Register (R&CHP) should continue to use this register and can rest assured it will be maintained as normal.
Can you provide an update on activities of the RER?
The project continues to work through the Beta phase of development and successfully navigated the initial challenge in creating and deploying a cloud platform which is both secure and robust. During this work, it became increasingly clear that the initial scope of the data migration from the existing Renewables & CHP Register (R&CHP) to the new Renewable Electricity Register (RER) was underestimated. The service is now expected to launch in Q1 2023/24. Development and testing of functionality relating to organisation management, user management, declarations, certificate handling, accreditations and RO compliance is now complete or nearing completion. Development of functionality relating to output data, fuelled stations, agent activities and reporting is ongoing with development and testing continuing over the coming months. The RER’s private beta activity is still ongoing with external generators, suppliers and agents testing the live service and feedback being captured.
We will ensure to update you further as the project progresses.
Are you interested in supporting User Research on the RER?
We would like to invite you to register with RER User Research Panel to help us improve the service. You will be invited for user research activities including usability tests, interviews, surveys, workshops, etc. to navigate RER before the service goes live and feedback to us for improvements. Please register your interest on the Ofgem Renewable Electricity Register User Research Panel. We look forward to hearing your opinions.