The Federal Environment Agency maintains an electronic register of guarantees of origin for green electricity, which is not subject to pay-as-you-go financing under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Such certificates of origin are important for operators of renewable energy plants so that their customers - for example energy suppliers - can resell the electricity as green electricity and later each consumer can see on his invoice which energy sources he has been produced from.
The certification is interesting for
- operators of renewable energy plants
- if the electricity they produce is not remunerated by the EEG levy and their customers - for example energy suppliers - want to continue marketing the electricity as green electricity.
Advantages of certification
Preconditions for certification
Guarantees of origin can be issued for electricity from renewable energies such as solar, wind, hydro or biomass if neither a feed-in tariff under the Renewable Energy Sources Act nor a market premium is granted. In this way, the respective electricity producer fulfils the legal requirements and creates the basis for successfully marketing its electricity.