Renewable electricity certificates
Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Renewable electricity certificates could be the way forward, ensuring that your company’s electricity is renewable. Let us give you an overview of the types of certificate available, and how they can benefit you.
How does it work?
Renewable electricity certificates operate on a smart but simple premise: every MWh of electricity is given a certificate that attests to how and where it was produced. So if you use them, you can easily prove that your electricity comes from clean and sustainable sources.
There are various types of Renewable electricity certificates, but if you don’t know your GoOs from your I-RECs, don’t worry. We can set you up with the right solution for your needs. To set you on the right track, there’s a quick guide to certificate types just below.
What you need to know
There are many different Energy Attribute Certificate schemes around the world. At ACT, we have the expertise and global reach to let you access them all. Here is a brief overview of some of the certificates and their characteristics.
Quality Labels for additionality
There are different additional quality labels for renewable electricity certificates.
Examples of projects
There is an abundance of wind, especially in countries like the Netherlands, and through on- and offshore wind parks we can harness all that potential clean energy. While government subsidies support production in many countries, long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind power are now becoming popular. We supply our clients with green electricity from wind power plants worldwide.
Whereas wind and solar power depend on the weather, hydro power has a more stable output. Mountainous countries in particular are well-equipped to profit from hydro power, with northern European countries ranking among the highest producers. Hydro certificates reflect various different qualities of power plants, such as the date of their construction, whether they have obtained a quality label, or whether they qualify or not as run-of-river (production that does not require a reservoir to be built).
Harnessing the power of the sun through photovoltaics is a proven technology that is steadily becoming more affordable. Projects without government subsidies are already profitable in many countries, and ever-larger solar power parks are being developed. ACT sources certificates and PPAs from both new and long-established providers.
The value of renewable energy certificates
The global power grid is constantly being fed by energy from both renewable and conventional sources. So how can we tell which energy is sustainable, and which comes from fossil fuels? The answer is simple: renewable electricity certificates. This official, globally recognized system allows producers, suppliers and even individual households to prove their use of clean energy.
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