1.) Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) - is an independent renewable energy tracking system for the region covered by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). WREGIS tracks and uploads electric generation information for all registered facilities and creates Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for this generation. To be eligible for the Oregon RPS a facility must be registered in WREGIS.
2.) Approved - a facility that has been registered in the WREGIS tracking system and has been certified by the Oregon Department of Energy as meeting all eligibility requirements for the Oregon RPS. RECs produced from approved facilities are eligible to be used by Oregon utilities to demonstrate compliance with the Oregon RPS.
3.) First Eligible Vintage Date - the first date from which power generated at a facility can be considered eligible for the Oregon RPS. 1RECs sourced from these facilities have an eligible vintage date in WREGIS of 08/2012. However, generation from these facilities is eligible for the Oregon RPS beginning 01/2007. 2 RECs sourced from these facilities have an eligible vintage date in WREGIS of 12/2012. However, generation from these facilities is eligible for the Oregon RPS beginning 01/2007.
4.) Certification Date - date which the Oregon Department of Energy approves a facility as eligible for the RPS. Generation that is registered in WREGIS and has a vintage date prior to Department approval may be used to demonstrate compliance with the Oregon RPS.
5.) Renewed Thru - date which Oregon eligibility expires unless otherwise renewed. In order to maintain the integrity of the RPS the Oregon Department of Energy requires periodic facility reviews to ensure a facility still meets all Oregon RPS requirements.