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M-RETS® efficiently tracks and verifies renewable energy generation in collaboration with stakeholders, facilitating renewable energy development in the public interest.
We envision M-RETS® playing a critical role in a thriving renewable energy industry. M-RETS® is the leading renewable energy tracking and trading system in North America, driven by balancing the needs of both voluntary and mandatory stakeholders. We are recognized for our role in public outreach and education.
M-RETS® tracks renewable generation located within the state and provincial boundaries of Illinois, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. It also tracks Renewable Resource Credits (RRCs) for the State of Wisconsin. Any generator located within the geographic footprint of M-RETS® may participate.
In addition, any generator outside of the geographic footprint of M-RETS® owned by a participating utility, or a generator with a contract with a participating utility to deliver energy into the M-RETS® footprint may participate in M-RETS®. Any other generator may participate at an adjusted fee schedule.
Participation in M-RETS® is voluntary although some states may designate MRETS as the tracking system to be used to meet State renewable energy standards. Any party, including non-generators, such as traders, marketers, and end-use customers may establish an account in the system.
All data in M-RETS® is verified. M-RETS® will not determine eligibility for state or voluntary programs. Each individual state will be responsible for determining whether or not a particular generating unit qualifies for a state program or not. However, the State Commissions may use the information collected and verified by M-RETS® to conduct this determination. M-RETS® will issue reports on activity within the system.
There are five types of public reports:
Public reports are accessible to anybody via the public page on the