Proof of Purchase
The need for carbon accounting is one thing, but the Guarantee of Origin (GO) remains at its core an information transfer system. As such is allows the consumer to take control of their electricity purchases, not just in regards to carbon, but with any bit of information they choose. Consumers are increasingly taking advantage of this possibility and making dedicated purchases based on the electricity production source they wish to support. The unique aspect of EECS-GOs are that they can be utilized as a commoditized product (e.g. Any non-fossil fuel electricity production) while at the same time providing a highly specific and individually consumer tailored product (e.g. small hydro from a certain type of power station that was built within the past 10 years). This diversity in choice allows the consumers of GO certificates to discuss with their supplier, many of whom are members of RECS-I, what option is best for them, whether that be a personalized product or a ‘generic’ EECS-GO.
The EECS-GO cancellation gives the end-user the ability to have an electricity proof-of-purchase.
- Annual Report 2016
- Agenda seminar on development of REC/GO markets in the UK and internationally, London 25 September 2017
- Agenda seminar Renewables Good Practice (ReGP) in London, 26 September 2017
- Does the EU renewables sector need a guarantees of origin market?
- Development of the Guarantees of Origin Market 2016 Key Facts Report
- Interview: GO important factor in subsidy free tender Nuon
- RECS International releases the Renewables Good Practice
- RECS International Annual Report 2016
- RECS Magazine - The rise of the corporate consumer
- RECS International Annual Report 2015
- RECS Magazine - Encouraging demand-side action to influence production-side change