Ofgem is redeveloping the Renewables and CHP Register, currently used by Ofgem to administer the Renewables Obligation (RO), Feed-in Tariff (specifically ROOFIT) and Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) schemes. The new system will be called the Renewable Electricity Register (RER). The Renewable Electricity Register (RER) is now planned to launch summer 2021, a further delay from the previous launch date of Q4 2020/2021.
There have been delays to a number of workstreams on the project, including challenges with finalising a secure and robust cloud platform, which have led to further knock on delays for deliverables leading up to the launch of the RER. Ofgem says this additional time will ensure that the RER project team is able to deliver a service that meets the high expectations and the levels of quality its users expect.
The project is currently working through the Beta phase of development, development of functionality will continue to summer 2021 when the service is expected to launch. The double data entry activity, in which external users use the RER alongside the R&CHP by repeating all tasks on the new service, will now commence in April 2021. This activity will be followed by technical tests of the RER as well as a formal assessment by Government Digital Services (GDS) prior to the launch of the new service.