Why Use M-RETS®


Capture Environmental Value for Clean Generation

  • Creates a platform that places a dollar value on environmental benefit
  • Allows clean and green generators to access an additional revenue stream or “green” premium
  • Ensures more liquid commodity pricing
  • Reduces transaction costs for generators and suppliers

Simplify Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Reporting and Compliance

  • Introduces administrative and cost efficiencies
  • Unbiased third-party verification
  • Addresses data confidentiality concerns
  • Assist in reporting RPS and compliance

Offer Credits to Your Customers Across all of North America

  • Ensures increased market liquidity
  • Provide your customers an opportunity to benefit from renewable energy in the region
  • Leverage easy to use, proven platform that enables tracking and trading of credits

Green-e Tracking in M-RETS

M-RETS is an approved tracking system for Green-e and now tracks across North America

With the new requirement that most Green-e Energy certified products must be supplied and substantiated by renewable MWh tracked in a renewable energy tracking system (vintage July 2018 and later) that is approved by Green-e Energy, M-RETS is an ideal choice to meet your needs. M-RETS tracks generation from renewable resources across all of North America, making it easy to maintain all of your renewable assets for the voluntary market in one system. With a modern user interface, dedication to customer service and responsiveness, and Board of Directors that includes actual users, we look forward to serving you. To find out more information about Green-e and Green-e certified projects, visit here.

Facilities registered in CA will only be approved as CRS listed with the status “Approved – Requires Additional Green-e® Verification”. Supply from such facilities may not satisfy Green-e® certification requirements without such additional steps, such as procurement of allowances or retirement allowance. For more information, please contact CRS at [email protected].

REC Markets

M-RETS supports open and transparent markets. Through the use of our modern API, M-RETS supports allowing imports and exports between all REC tracking systems in North America, including allowing for the import/export of imported/exported RECs. If your current system does not have import/export with M-RETS, please contact them and ask them to establish a connection.

Objective, accurate, and reliable information is central to M-RETS’ operations.

To register a generating unit in M-RETS, an account holder must attest that the unit is not registered in any other registry.

To substantiate renewable energy claims, M-RETS defines a REC as a “whole REC” and includes all environmental attributes.

To prevent double-counting, M-RETS requires the reporting of 100 percent of the output from a registered unit.

M-RETS sources the vast majority of this data from meter readings of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).

For smaller distributed generators, M-RETS relies on subscribers to self-report generation data, which must be confirmed by an independent verifier on an annual basis.

Eligible generation for compliance purposes may be located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, and the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Starting with vintage 2018 generation, M-RETS will track environmental attributes used for voluntary claims in all states, provinces and territories in North America. M-RETS is an independent non-profit organization, making it unique amongst REC or energy tracking systems in the U.S.

Learn more about RECs by watching this short video produced by Center for Resource Solutions:

What is a REC