Before an NYGATS User can import RECs into NYGATS the following two things need to have happened first:
The User has an Active Account in NYGATS (Please refer to the Account Registration training documentation posted on the NYGATS Informational Website)
- The Account Holder Exporting the RECs from the compatible tracking system initiated an export to NYGATS in accordance with that compatible tracking system's rules
Initiate the Import
When an import is received for a project that has never imported into NYGATS, a notification will be sent via email and posted into your Message Notification module to let you know that you have received a pending import on a project that needs additional information.
An Import project will be listed in the Operational Import Projects section of the Import Module in a ‘Need Info’ status. Select the Hyperlinked name of the project and complete the project registration. You will be asked to upload documentation to verify the engineering information for the project (i.e. nameplate capacity, Commercial Operation Date).
After submitting the registration for the Import project, the project will be updated to a ‘Pending’ status until the NYGATS Administrator approves the project. Please reach out to the NYGATS Administrator if you have any questions about the project registration process.
If the certificate Import is associated with an Import Project that has previously imported RECs, the Importing Account Holder will receive an email and message module notification that the there are pending import certificates ready for acceptance in the Certificate Import Inbox.
Once the Import project is approved, it will be listed in the importing account’s Operational Import Projects module in a ‘Approved’ status.
Accept Imported Certificate Transaction
After an Import project is approved, the Import certificates will be listed in the Certificate Inbox. The Certificate Transfer confirmation screen will ask the importing Account Holder to designate the Sub-Account to import the certificates to and to designate the Import type of Unbundled or Bundled.
- 'Unbundled' is to be used for all voluntary imports that will not be used in compliance with the Energy Disclosure Program (EDP) or the Clean Energy Standard (CES). All Imports that are part of the Energy Delivery Delay program will be required to wait to convert their RECs to EDD between June 1 and June 15th following the vintage year.
- 'Bundled' is to be used for all imports associated with import schedules into the New York Control Area.
Approving an Unbundled Certificate Import will deposit the RECs into the designated Sub-Account. The Certificates will not be transferable until NYGATS communicates the import acceptance to the originating tracking system through the nightly communication process.
Please see the NYGATS Training: InterRegistry - Imports (Bundled) for additional information on accepting bundled imports.