Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Place||Illinois;Iowa;Manitoba;Minnesota;Montana;North Dakota;Ohio;South Dakota;Wisconsin|
|Applies to States or Provinces||Illinois;Iowa;Manitoba;Manitoba;Minnesota;Montana;North Dakota;Ohio;South Dakota;Wisconsin|
|Name||Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Midwest ISO|
The Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS®) tracks renewable energy generation in participating States and Provinces and assists in verifying compliance with individual state/provincial or voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and objectives. M-RETS® is a tool to keep track of all relevant information about renewable energy produced and delivered in the region.
Currently, several States and Provinces participate in M-RETS®: Illinois, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have policies in place requiring or strongly encouraging utility development of renewable resources. M-RETS® uses verifiable production data for all participating generators and creates a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) in the form of a tradable digital certificate for each MWh.