Become a member of RECS International

RECS International is at the forefront of developments in renewable energy markets, as it has been for the past 20 years. Having worked since 2001 to improve and simplify the system of tracked energy RECS International has unmatched expertise in the issuance, trade and cancellation of renewable energy certificates. The political landscape has changed considerably over these decades and RECS International has worked hard to stay abreast of changes in attribute tracking systems by collaborating closely with its members and other partners and stakeholders. RECS International engages with legislators, policy-makers, regulators, and system operators to make the case that effective renewable energy markets can help to accelerate the energy transition and, thereby, make an important contribution to tackling climate change.

lock Recording Webinar 1 now available

On Tuesday 28 April RECS International kicked off the REC Market Meeting Webinar series with the first webinar: Market developments, volumes and prices. The webinar was offering a detailed inside to current EAC markets, with a specific view related to the current circumstances.

REC Market Meeting Webinar series

The yearly REC Market Meeting conference brings together professionals and governments in renewable energy markets from around the world. While current circumstances make it impossible for us to hold an in-person event, we still want to provide information to all those interested in how these markets are developing.

lock Online Library for RECS Members

To increase the availability of information on EAC markets for our members, RECS International has now opened the RECS Members Library. The Library contains presentations, documents and general information from RECS International and related sources to support members in their understanding of these continuously developing markets.

AIB publishes 2019Q4 EECS GO statistics

The AIB has published the activity statistics and ex-domain cancellation statistics for 2019Q4. The statistics are now available here. Please contact the Association of Issuing Bodies for any questions.

REC Market Meeting 2020 Cancelled

Following discussions with the organisers of venues, speakers and sponsors, the board of RECS International has decided to cancel the REC Market Meeting, which was due to be held between 30 March and 1 April 2020.

REC Market Meeting – Normal rate deadline on 9 March 2020

On 31 March and 1 April, 2020 RECS International is organizing the 10th edition of the REC Market Meeting, the international conference focusing on the demand side of renewable energy markets. As demand-side markets for renewable energy are rapidly expanding around the globe, the conference takes a focus on both European and international markets.

Updated program REC Market Meeting now available

In 2020 we are celebrating the REC Market Meeting’s 10th anniversary. The conference started in 2010 as a small event for discussing Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in Europe. It has since grown into one of the largest and most respected conferences for experts in renewable energy consumption markets. The 10th edition of the REC Market Meeting will focus on ‘The maturing renewables market’.

The Netherlands introduces full disclosure

As of the 1st of January 2020, the Netherlands has introduced a full disclosure system for guarantees of origin. Twelve months prior to the implementation it was already possible to voluntarily disclose information on non-renewable energy supply, but this is now compulsory for all suppliers within the Netherlands. 

AIB publishes IB fees per domain

For market parties who want to make use of the member registries of Issuing Bodies (IBs), the fee structure for 2020 is now available on the website of the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) here.

REC Market Meeting 2020: special track for newcomers to RES markets

The 10th edition of the REC Market Meeting, on March 31st and April 1st, will have a broad range of sessions on offer on renewable energy demand-side markets. In addition to a wide range of topics of interest to experts in these markets, the 2020 conference will include introductory sessions for those new to the industry. As these markets gain momentum, organizations are growing their teams with people who will need a strong understanding of the basic components behind renewable energy consumption. To this end, the REC Market Meeting is offering a dedicated “C-stream” of sessions this year, to provide fundamental insights into energy-attribute tracking systems and markets. 

Non-RES GOs inadvertently issued by Italian IB

In November 2019 the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) became aware that Guarantees of Origin (GOs) from three Italian gas-fired production devices have been wrongly labelled as being produced using energy solely from renewable sources. As these Italian GOs were issued in full conformity with Italian legislation this problem was not detected earlier. Since 2017, only one of these production devices has remained eligible to receive GOs.

REC Market Meeting open for registration

In 2020 the REC Market Meeting celebrates its 10th anniversary. What started out as a small meeting in 2010 to provide a platform for discussing Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in Europe has grown to become one of the largest and best respected conferences for experts in the development of energy attribute certificates and demand-side choice for energy consumers around the world. The conference provides advanced technical knowledge, guidance on national and international legislative developments and the latest market insights.

IMPORTANT: Final call for input on EECS Standard Agreement

Following a meeting by the RECS International Working Group on Legal Matters on 10 October, members of RECS International are encouraged to provide comments on the current EFET Standard Agreement by the 31st of October in order for comments to be prepared and presented to the EFET Legal committee in December.

lock Discount for RECS members to RE-Source event

As in previous years, RECS International is collaborating with the the RE-Source platform for the event taking place in Amsterdam on 2 and 3 October 2019. The RE-Source event gathers leading experts to discuss the latest trends in PPAs and the corporate sourcing of renewable energy.

Mutual Recognition of GOs between the EU and third countries

In recent months RECS International has worked to establish a dialogue between the European Commission, the Swiss Government, RECS International and the AIB with the aim of ensuring a clear and effective process for the mutual recognition of GOs between EU Member States and third countries.