Register a New Generator
Learn how to register a new generator or project in M-RETS.
The following information will guide you through the steps necessary to register a Project in your M-RETS® organization account. M-RETS is available to assist you throughout the registration process. Please call 651-900-7891, or email at email@example.com.
Review Registry Operating Documents
The Registry Operating Procedures detail the requirements and definitions of different types projects. The Operating Procedures are available here. If you have not yet registered an M-RETS Organization, visit our Organization registration page here.
Register a Generator/Project
After logging in, click on the ‘Projects’ tab on the left.
You will now see any Active generators in your Organization.
Click on ‘Add New Project’ on the right side.
Give your generator a name and click ‘Create Project’. You can change the name later in the process.
B. Once you access the screen your project is now in “Draft” mode. You can continue to update your project, however, make sure you save changes by clicking on the save project button. Once you have filled in all of the information required (indicated by an *), you will be able to submit the project registration to the system administrator for approval. If you are not sure what a field is asking, please consult the table at the bottom of this article. If you are still unsure after consulting the Operating Procedures please contact the M-RETS System Administrator.
The System Administrator will try and approve projects submitted with all the required information within seven days. If you need your project approved sooner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and communicate your deadline.
The most common mistake is people not sure whether their generator is unit specific, it should be unless you are registering an aggregated generator.
Uploading Supporting Documents
- You can find required documentation by the link HERE
- Schedule A – for projects registered by a Designated Responsible Party
- Documents that verify ownership and Nameplate Capacity. (Interconnection Agreement, Power Purchase Agreements, Contracts, Engineering Reports)
- MN Air Permits – For MN Eligible Multi-fuel Projects
- Multi-fuel Report (OP Appendix B-3)
- State Certification documents (OH, WI)
Use the Documents tab interface to upload documents. By clicking the blue “Upload Document” a local search function can be accessed.
Submission and Review
PLEASE NOTE: Your generator must be submitted or it will not be accepted.
The M-RETS Administrator will then be notified of the New Asset Registration via email. Your project will then be put into Pending mode until the System Administrator Approves the project or asks for further information.
Please Note: By submitting a generator for approval, the user represents and warrants to M-RETS that all information for this generator shall be true, complete, and correct to the best of its knowledge, information and belief. Any changes after submission may result in a delay in the approval process.
Static Data Field Information
Required fields are in BOLD
| General Information || |—|—| | Unit Name | Generator Name | | Facility Name | | | WI RRC Unit ID | | | WI RRC Program Registration Date | | | EIA Number | ID number provided by the EIA (if applicable) | | Reporting and Issuance | | Reporting Entity | Who will be uploading MWh generation for this Generator? | | Reporting Unit ID | What is the Reporting Unit of the Generator | | Issuance Account | This is the account to which all newly issued RECs will be deposited into. |
| Location Information || |—|—| | County | Physical county/munisipality where generator is located | | State/Province | State or Province where generator is located | | Country | Physical country where generator is located | | Latitude | Exact location of project | | Longitude | Exact location of project | | Facility Photo | |
| General Ownership Information ||
| Single-Owner Facility? | |
| Additional Owner(s) | |
| Owner Contact Information ||
| Company Name | Owner that holds legal title to the Generator |
| Address | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| City | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| State/Province | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Zip/Postal Code | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Country | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Phone | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Website | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Mailing Address | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Mailing City | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Mailing State/Province | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Mailing Zip/Postal Code | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Mailing Country | Contact information of owner referenced above |
| Publish contact information? | |
| Ownership Type and Registration Rights | |
| Ownership Type(s) |
| Electric Service Provider | |
| Federal Marketer/Power Administrator | |
| Investor-Owned Utility | A privately-owned electric utility whose stock is publicly traded.
It is rate regulated and authorized to achieve an allowed rate of return. | | Irrigation District | | | Municipal Utility | | | Privately Owned Distributed Generation | | | Rural Electric Cooperative | | | Tribal Organization | | | Facility Operator Information | | Job Title | | | Name | | | Mailing Address | Mailing Address | | Mailing Address Line 2 | | | City | Mailing City | | Mailing State/Province | Mailing State/Province | | Mailing Zip/Postal Code | Mailing Zip/Postal Code | | Mailing Country | Mailing Country | | Is the owner a WI electricity retailer? | Is the Generator owner a Wisconsin Retail Electric Provider | | Assignment of Registration Rights | If your Organization does not own the generator, you will need to complete and attach a Schedule A form. The Schedule A form is an attestation that your Organization holds the rights to the Certificates. | | Court/Regulator Assignment of Rights | Did a court assign the rights of this project |
|Class and Fuel Type|
|Fuel Type & Fuel Source(s)|
|Control Area Operator|
|Commenced Operation Date|
|Nameplate Capacity (MW) in A/C||The maximum rated output of a generator|
|Maximum Annual Energy|
|Biomass Net Generation BTU/kWh|
|Aggregate Metering||Aggregated Generators must meet the following criteria:
a. The Aggregated Units must use the same Fuel Type.
b. The Aggregated Units do not exceed a total nameplate capacity of 1 MW.
c. The M-RETS State/Province programs allow for the aggregation if an RPS eligibility is sought.
|Aggregating Unit Count (Required if the previous answer is Yes)||How many generators are aggregated if this is an aggregated facility|
|Primary Generator||If this is an aggregated generator, what is the primary generator|
|Revenue Meter ID||Serial Number or Model Number of the Meter|
|Meter Manufacturer||Manfucturer of the meter|
|Last Meter Certification||Laste date the meter was certified|
|Approved to report 3-year hydro average?||Does this Generator use a 3-year hydro average specific to the Wisconsin Program|
|Hydro 3-year average||3-year hydro average value|
|Approved as a WI displacement facility?|
|Ecologo Certified||Is this Generator Certified by EcoLogo?|
|Illinois Utility Eligibility||Is this Generator Certified by the ICC to meet the IL Utility Program?|
|Iowa Eligibility||Is this Generator Certified by the IUB for the Iowa RPS?|
|Iowa AEP Eligibility||Is this Generator Certified by the IUB for the AEP Program?|
|Iowa Voluntary Green Eligibility||Does this Generator meet the reqiurements/certification standards for the IA Voluntary Green Program?|
|Manitoba Eligibility||Does this Generator meet the requirements for Manitoba?|
|Minnesota Eligibility||Does this Generator meet the Minnesota RPS Reqiurements?|
|Minnesota SES Small Solar Eligibility||Does this Generator meet the Minnesota Small Solar Eligibility Requirements?|
|Montana Eligibility||Is this Generator Certified by the State of Montana for the RPS?|
|North Dakota Eligibility||Does this Generator meet the standards of the ND REO?|
|Ohio Eligibility||Is this Generator Certified by the state of Ohio for the RPS?|
|South Dakota Eligibility||Does this Generator meet the standards of the state of SD?|
|Wisconsin: Bankable Eligibility||Does the Wisconsin PSC recognize this generator as bankable?|
|Wisconsin: Non-bankable Eligibility||Does the Wisconsin PSC recognize this generator as non-bankable?|