Frequently Asked Questions
      NVTREC User Manual
      NVTREC Credit Certification Steps
Nevada RPS
      What qualifies in Nevada as a renewable energy system?
      Who approves the certification of renewable energy systems and PCs?
      How often are PCs issued?
      How are PCs calculated?
      What is the lifespan of PCs?
NVTREC
       How can I become a registered user in NVTREC?
       Does my renewable energy system qualify to be tracked in NVTREC?
       How can I register my renewable energy system?
       How does NVTREC retrieve my facility’s metered data history for certification?
       What if my facility is net metered by Nevada Power Company (or Sierra Pacific Power Company) but not gross metered?
       How do I transfer my credits to another user?
Screen Descriptions
       Account Summary
       Add a Facility
       Pending Credits
       Transfer Credits
       Retire Credits

What qualifies in Nevada as a renewable energy system?
A renewable energy system is any facility or system that uses biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy, waterpower, or wind to generate electricity. To begin earning PCs in Nevada, you must first register an account and submit an application for your facility to be registered as a renewable energy system.

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Who approves the certification of renewable energy systems and PCs?
The PC Administrator.

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How often are PCs issued?
PCs are issued on a quarterly basis. Renewable energy providers who wish to have their renewable energy certified must submit quarterly metered data to the PC Administrator no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter.

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How are PCs calculated?
Generally, one PC will represent one kWh of renewable energy generated. However, one kWh of renewable energy generated by solar photovoltaic will represent 2.40 PCs. Also, renewable energy generated from a distributed generation system will receive 1.05 PCs. If a facility is both a solar photovoltaic facility and a distributed generation system, the facility will receive 2.45 PCs for every kWh of energy generated.

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What is the lifespan of PCs?
PCs will expire four years after the compliance year in which the credits are issued.

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How can I become a registered user in NVTREC?
If you wish to become a registered user, you must complete an application for an account in the system. The application can be completed by clicking the appropriate link on the NVTREC homepage. Once you submit the completed application, the PC Administrator will review and approve (or disapprove) your application. If your application is approved, you will receive a notification e-mail and then be able to login to the system. Otherwise, you will receive an e-mail notification stating that your application has been disapproved.

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Does my renewable energy system qualify to be tracked in NVTREC?
Currently, NVTREC only tracks facilities that are larger than 150 kW. If it does not meet this requirement, you are encouraged to sign up for your local utility’s net metering program if you have not done so already.

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How can I register my renewable energy system?
Once you are approved for an account, you can login to the system and click the appropriate link to register your facility. Your application and facility will then be reviewed by the PC Administrator and upon approval, will be assigned a facility ID. You will receive a notification e-mail.

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How does NVTREC retrieve my facility’s metered data history for certification?
If your facility is metered by either Nevada Power Company or Sierra Pacific Power Company and if you have entered the correct premise ID in your facility application, you can retrieve your facility’s recent metered data history through the NVTREC interface in your account page. Once retrieved, you can submit the data to the PC Administrator for certification.
If your facility is not metered by Nevada Power Company or Sierra Pacific Power Company, then you will need to input your facility’s metered data using the interface accessed through the “Facility Metered Data Input” link and submit the information to the PUCN at the end of every quarter.
Once submitted, the PC Administrator will review the metered data and either approve or disapprove its certification. Once approved, your new balance of PCs will be reflected in your account summary page. You will then be able to keep, transfer or retire these credits as you please.

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What if my facility is net metered by Nevada Power Company (or Sierra Pacific Power Company) but not gross metered?
If your facility is only net metered by Nevada Power Company (or Sierra Pacific Power Company), then you must enter your gross metered data at the end of every quarter and submit the data to the PC Administrator for review of any station usage/parasitic load that you may receive credit for.

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How do I transfer my credits to another user?
If you wish to transfer credits to another registered user in NVTREC, click the “Transfer Credits” link located in the sidebar and select the number of PCs you wish to transfer from the certificate that you choose. Once you initiate the transaction, the receiving user must accept the transfer of credits before the transaction is completed. Once the transaction is completed, each user’s credit balance will immediately reflect the transaction.

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Account Summary
This screen allows the user to view the status of the account as well as any pending and recent transactions. On the top of the page is the account’s available balance. Below the available balance is the pending balance which indicates the sum of credits associated with transactions pending approval or acceptance. Below the balance summaries is a recent transactions summary detailing recent transactions, queryable by month and year.

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Add a Facility
This screen allows the user to submit an application to the PC Administrator for their generating facility to be registered as a renewable energy system.

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Pending Credits
This screen allows the user to view and approve (or disapprove) pending credit transactions (i.e. when another user initiates a transfer to you).

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Transfer Credits
This screen allows the user to initiate a transfer of credits from their available balance to another system user. Once the transfer is initiated, the receiving user must accept the transfer before the transaction is completed.

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Retire Credits
This allows the user to retire credits in their available balance. If the credits being retired are not for compliance purposes, the user must choose “N/A” in the Compliance Year field.

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