There is no certification or formalized process to become an aggregator. An aggregator refers to an entity that presents renewable energy systems that it does not own but for which it has ownership of RECs or the contractual right to legally transfer or assign the RECs to the utility.
Under the Utility DG RFP (“DG RGP”), the Bidder is expected to serve as the counterparty under the applicable supplier contract with the utility for the delivery of RECs. There is a minimum 1 MW bid. While the Bidder can be a system owner or an aggregator, if smaller systems are presented, it would be expected that the bidder is an aggregator.
In the presentation of the proposal, an aggregator must demonstrate that it has ownership or the contractual right to legally transfer or assign RECs through executed Letters of Intent for each system that it does not own.