New service to provide compliance and monetary guidance to clients generating renewable electricity
National consulting, planning, and engineering firm Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (Mazzetti) announced today that they are now qualified by the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) as a reporting agent. This capability allows Mazzetti to validate and certify the generation of renewable/clean energy output on behalf of clients.
The Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) is an independent, renewable energy tracking system. WREGIS is responsible for tracking renewable energy generation in the Western U.S. and Canada by using verifiable data and creating renewable energy certificates (RECs) for use in verification of compliance with state and provincial regulatory and voluntary market programs, including renewable portfolio standards (RPS).
A number of regions across North America are requiring more energy to be produced from renewable sources, which means facility owners need a mechanism for tracking and reporting onsite generation. WREGIS validates this generation through certificates, which can also provide an additional source of revenue when sold back to utilities and fed into the grid. WREGIS tracks certificates through a region that includes the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, the northern portion of Baja California in Mexico, and all or portions of the following Western states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Texas.
WREGIS reporting is part of Mazzetti’s package of environmental performance consulting services, which includes research, feasibility, site and financial analysis for onsite renewable energy generation. As a qualified WREGIS reporting agent, Mazzetti can now offer renewable energy expertise from project conception to generation reporting.
“Facility owners are starting to see the importance in pushing their own aggressive renewable portfolio standard programs,” said Mazzetti Renewable Energy Consultant, Courtney Richardson. “WREGIS has allowed many different entities including building owners to publicly achieve these aggressive goals.”
Certificates are recommended for any facility or building (residential, commercial or industrial) generating more than 360kW of renewable energy onsite.