Anyone who visits the REC
Portal is classed as a Portal User. There are various categories
of Portal User. Each category is granted certain permissions which
allow different levels of information to be accessed, or functions to
be carried out.
Much of the information held on the REC Portal is in the public
domain. Anyone can navigate to the REC Portal and access any
information that does not have additional permission requirements set.
Anyone can sign up for a standard Portal User account with any
valid email address. To create a new account, an unregistered Portal
User should click the ‘Sign In’ button from the REC Portal Home
Page, and then choose to ‘Sign Up Now’. Accessing the REC Portal
with a standard Portal User account provides access to certain
additional information when compared to an unregistered Portal User, including:
- Change and Release pages, including access to the Change
- Raise a new Change
Proposal and respond to Consultations
- Access REC Party
information via the REC Party Register
- Start an
application to become a REC Party or receive REC Services
- Start the process to Withdraw from
- Access REC
Committee papers, agendas and minutes
- Raise an online
ticket to the REC
- Access the digital REC in EMAR
When you create your new standard Portal User account, the account
is not linked to any organisation by default. To link your account to
your organisation, you can contact your organisation’s Master
Administrator User (MAU) (if known) or the REC Service Desk.
An organisation’s defined MAU has additional privileges which allow
that user to manage organisational data. The MAU can define
hierarchies of organisations within a company, allowing the grouping
of distinct legal entities and distinguish parts of the business
operating different market participant roles.
The MAU can create other users and associate accounts with their
organisation. They are responsible for assigning certain user roles,
allowing them to grant permissions associated with MAU, Contract
Manager, and Performance Assurance user types.
Performance Assurance Users have all the permissions associated
with standard Portal Users, but are also granted the ability to
access, download, and upload Performance Assurance reporting and
data through the Party Operations area on the REC Portal.
When an individual has been appointed as an industry representative
(or Alternate) on one of the REC Committees, the Code
Manager will assign their Portal User account with additional
permissions associated with that Committee Workspace. This allows the
Portal User to:
- Access meeting documents that have been marked as
- Cast online votes where decisions are required
outside of meetings
- View a log of actions that have been
assigned during Committee business
- Create and view posts
on a Collaboration Space facilitating engagement with other
Main article: Contract Manager
The Contract Manager role is designated to the individual
appointed as a contractual contact within an organisation. The
Contract Manager is a primary point of contact for many operational
matters, and is the main point of escalation for the Code Manager.
The Contract Manager has all the permissions associated with a
standard Portal User, and can also access the Operational Contacts
register on the Party Operations page.