The Michigan Renewable Energy Certification System (MIRECS) was established by the Michigan Public Service Commission under authority conferred by 2008 PA 295 on October 30, 2009 and is administered by APX, pursuant to a contract with the State of Michigan, Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. MIRECS issues, tracks, and enables retirement and trading of Michigan Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), Advanced Cleaner Energy (ACECs), and Michigan Incentive Renewable Energy Credits (IRECs) under the State’s Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act.
MIRECS users use the system to verify compliance with the Michigan Renewable Energy Standard. MIRECS is an important tool to keep track of all relevant information about renewable energy produced and delivered in Michigan. Currently, there are over 120 Accounts and 260 Projects registered in MIRECS. In 2016, more than 10 million Credits were issued in MIRECS.
MIRECS has integrated with the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) and the North American Renewables Registry™ to provide for import and exports across renewable energy markets. This provides for an integrated marketplace across the larger region. MIRECS uses verifiable generation data for all participating generators and creates credits in the form of a tradable digital certificate for each MWh generated or saved. In order for credits to be imported into MIRECS from an out of state facility, the facility must qualify according to the criteria in Section 29 from PA 295. If you have questions on whether your credits come from an eligible out of state facility, then you can contact the Michigan Public Service Commission Staff at MPSC-MIRECS@michigan.gov for verification.