What is the redevelopment of the Renewables and CHP Register?
We are redeveloping the Renewables and CHP Register, currently used 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 to use and 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 2022/2023. Further communications on the 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 is largely complete and the project will continue to work through testing the new register in Q1 and Q2 2022/23. Development of functionality relating to:
- organisation management
- user management
- certificate handling
- RO compliance
- output data
- fuelled stations
- agent activities
Testing of functionality relating to output data, fuelled stations, agent activities and reporting is ongoing and testing will continue over the coming months.
We will then move into our final testing phase in the lead up to the launch. Progress has been made in maturing Ofgem’s cloud hosting infrastructure and the infrastructure where the RER will be hosted is complete. The RER’s private beta activity is still ongoing with external generators, suppliers and agents testing the live service and feedback being captured. The RER project passed a formal public beta assessment with Government Digital Service (GDS) in January 2022, which was a key milestone in 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.