02 February 2021

RECS International publishes a document on how time-stamping works in EAC markets

Some end-users, particularly those with flexible demand and access to storage, are seeking to develop ways to show that they consumed renewable electricity at the same time as such electricity was being generated. RECS International provides its view in a new policy paper.

This paper introduces the important concepts of disclosure, and reporting, and clarifies the difference between them. It also explores the difference between frequency and granularity, and the benefits of increasing either in EAC markets. Having set-out how more granular reporting can be facilitated, the paper also recognizes the challenges in doing so. Overall, the paper highlights the fact that a central goal of EAC markets and systems is to provide information, and that increasing the granularity of the information available to consumers, such as through time-stamping, can allow them to make more precise choices about the renewable electricity they use.

The document can be downloaded below.