11 Articles adopted and promulgated by Ministerial Order on 27 October 2017
Article 1 The Regulations are formulated in accordance with Paragraph 2, Article 14
of the Commodity Inspection Act.
Article 2 The terms specified in the Regulations are defined as follows:
1. Renewable Energy: Refers to renewable energy specified in Article 3 of
the Renewable Energy Development Act.
2. Renewable Energy Power Facility (hereinafter referred to as the Power
Facility): Refers to a renewable energy power facility specified in Article
3 of the Renewable Energy Development Act.
3. Renewable Energy Certificate (hereinafter referred to as the Certificate):
Refers to a certificate issued by the National Renewable Energy
Certification Center, Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection,
MOEA (hereinafter referred to as the Certification Center) after
inspecting a power facility and verifying its power generation.
4. Applicant: Refers to a renewable energy power generating enterprise or a
self-use renewable energy power generating facility setter, except for
those participating in the feed-in tariff scheme and the GHG emission
Article 3 To apply for the Certificate, an Applicant shall submit an application form
and the following documents to the Certification Center:
1. Company registration certificate, business registration certificate, plant
registration certificate, or other equivalents or ID documents.
2. Proof of relevant issuance documents of a Renewable Energy Power
Facility specified in accordance with the provisions of the second
paragraph of the preceding article.
3. Other relevant documents specified by the Certification Center.
Article 4 To apply for the transfer of the Certificate, an applicant shall submit an
application form, transfer documents, and a copy of the transferee’s
registration certificate or ID document to the Certification Center for
The transfer of the Certificate will be limited to once. However, if the
circumstances are exceptional and get approved by the Certification Center,
it shall not be limited.
Article 5 After the Certification Center accepts the application, the Certification
Center shall execute the documentation review, examination and on-site
If application documents do not meet the requirements, the Bureau of
Standards, Metrology and Inspection, MOEA (hereinafter referred to as the
BSMI) shall inform the Applicant to correct documents within 14 working
days following the date of a notice served. Additional 14 working days may
be extended if necessary. Those who have not completed the document
correction within the prescribed time limit, BSMI may dismiss the
application cases on its own initiative.
If application documents meet the requirements after review, the Applicant
shall cooperate with the Certification Center to execute the on-site
inspection within 3 months upon the acceptance of the application; however,
the Applicant may apply for the extension for up to 3 months towards the
Certification Center with proper causes. If the Applicant still fails to
cooperate in the on-site inspection, the BSMI will dismiss and reject the
Article 6 If the on-site inspection executed and handled by the Certification Center
meets the requirements, the Power Facility will be approved for registration
and an inspection report will be issued to the Applicant.
If the on-site inspection does not meet the requirements, the Applicant may
apply to the Certification Center for the second inspection with related
evidence attached within 14 working days following the date of the report
received. To apply for the second inspection and review is no more than
Article 7 After the application is approved by the BSMI, the power generation will
start counting and accumulating from the date following the date of the
report issued. The Certification Center will issue an electronic certificate to
the Applicant per 1000 kWh and register its numbers issued.
The Certification Center may execute the follow-up inspection of the Power
Facility and the follow-up verification of its power generation on a regular
basis or from time to time.
Article 8 A certificate holder may have its certificates verified for the proof of
renewable energy used in the year of power generation, the GHG emission
inventory, and the statement of its corporate social responsibility and shall
register with the Certification Center within 5 working days after the use or
announcement. Certificates used or announced are not allowed to be
Article 9 When there are changes in the basic information of the Applicant or its
related documents registered with the Certification Center or other facts that
affect the registration, the Applicant may apply for changes towards the
Certification Center with related documents attached within 1 month from
the date of occurrence.
Article 10 If the Applicant is verified to apply for certificates that have been issued or
to forge its power generation data, the BSMI will revoke and record its
false certificates. The Applicant is allowed to reapply for a certificate after 6
months from the date of revocation.
Article 11 The Regulations take effect since its release date.