Update on monthly disclosure in France

As of the 1st of January 2021, an update to the French Energy Code introducing monthly disclosure periods is in force. The relevant piece of law (L’Article R314-66 du Code de l’Energie) is included below. RECS International’s unofficial translation of this law is also included.  

Florence School of Regulation work on GOs

The Florence School of Regulation, a centre of excellence working to improve the quality of European regulation and policy, has published the report “Upgrading Guarantees of Origin to Promote the Achievement of the EU Renewable Energy Target at Least Cost”.

CertifHy enters into phase 3 to build a H2 GO market

In October 2020, a Consortium constituted of HINICIO, Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), Grexel, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and TÜV SÜD was appointed by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) to lead CertifHy phase III, which will run over 3 years.

The revision of the RED2 consultation

One of the first acts of the current European Commission was to adopt the European Green Deal. The European Council recently decided to increase the bloc’s 2030 emissions reduction target. ...

Webinar recording OMC2020 now online

On the 26th of November RECS International and the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) jointly organized the annual Open Markets Committee (OMC). The recording of the OMC is available via this link. ...

Request feedback: Market improvement at OMC

At the upcoming OMC (see link below) the topic of market improvements will come to the table. RECS International members are requested to provide input about market improvements they deem most important.

New EFET EECS Standard renewable energy Certificates Master Agreement

Following a thorough review process, the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) has successfully updated the EFET standard renewable energy Certificates Master Agreement. Based on the tried and tested approach and wording of the EECS MA released back in 2013, the language of the agreement has been expanded to cover various types of certificates, following the approach taken by the EFET standard PPA contract.

FastGo market survey

The FaStGO project, in which RECS International is a partner, invites stakeholders to respond to a survey on the development and provision of statistical data on GO markets. Your responses will help ...

AIB welcomes new president

In June of 2020 the AIB General Meeting appointed Liesbeth Switten as its new Secretary General, starting on the 1st August 2020. Liesbeth succeeds Phil Moody, who has been leading ...

Portugal new member of the AIB

The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), the umbrella organization of EECS-GO issuers and holders of the EECS Standard, are welcoming their newest member: REN, representing the Domain of Portugal.

Update on CEN process

The process of revising European standard CEN EN 16325 continues, with the focus on key issues such as certification of electricity produced and consumed by the same organisation, the potential for a field on GOs stating the GHG emissions related to a given MWh of energy, and rules for the transfer and cancellation of GOs by and on behalf of consumers. 

lock Update to members: working towards a new normal

Dear members of RECS International, In this newsletter we would like to take stock and share with you how we, as an organization dedicated to serving our members, can meet your needs and support the development of effective renewable energy markets.

Webinar on the FastGO proposal for a revised EN16325 standard on guarantees of origin

11th of June 13:00 – 17:30 CET FaStGO (Facilitating Standards for Guarantees of Origin) provides expert advice to the European Commission DG ENER, based on the terms of Reference N° ENER/C1/2019-517: “Technical support for RES policy development & implementation. Establishing technical requirements and facilitating the standardisation process for guarantees of origin on basis of Dir (EU) 2018/2001.”