Guarantees of Origin Michael Börner

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Guarantees of Origin Michael Börner

  1. 1. Michael BörnerGuarantees of Origin and theirImplementation in GermanyGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  2. 2. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in GermanyGerman Federal Environment Agency – Umweltbundesamt (UBA) Central authority on environmental matters Largest scientific environmental agency (1550 employees) Statutory mandate: Implementation of Environmental LawsGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  3. 3. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in GermanyGerman Federal Environment Agency – Umweltbundesamt (UBA) Location: Dessau (Saxony-Anhalt) DessauGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  4. 4. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in GermanyStructure1. Legal Fundamentals2. German GO System3. Issuance and Transfer4. Use and Cancellation5. Import and ExportGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  5. 5. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany1. Legal Fundamentals – European Community LawDirective 2009/28/EC (“Renewable-Energy-Directive“) Art 2 (j): • electronic Document • proof that a given share or quantity of energy has a special quality • Quality = electricity was produced from Renewables • 1 MWh = 1 GOGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  6. 6. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany1. Legal Fundamentals – European Community LawDirective 2009/28/EC (“Renewable-Energy-Directive“) Art 15 (1): “ …Member States shall ensure that the origin of electricity produced from renewable energy sources can be guaranteed “ Art 15 (2): “To that end, Member States shall ensure that a guarantee of origin is issued in response to a request from a producer of electricity from renewable energy sources “German Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  7. 7. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany1. Legal Fundamentals – German LawRenewable-Energy-Sources Act (EEG 2011) EEG implements European Community Law (2009/28/EC) Art 55 EEG governs GO in Germany UBA is competent bodyEnergy-Industry Act (EnWG 2011) Art 42 EnWG rules electricity labelling in energy suppliers bills UBA-GO must be used for disclosure mandatory only for Electricity from Renewable Sources that was not supported by feed-in tariff or market premium in GermanyGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  8. 8. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in GermanyOutline Legal Fundamentals German GO System: 2009/28/EC 2009/72/EC RES-Act (EEG) Energy Industry Act HkNV Herkunftsnachweis- Fee regulation (HkNKostV) Durchführungsverordnung (Executive regulation)German Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  9. 9. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany2. Outline German GO System:German Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  10. 10. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany3. Issuance and Transfer of GO scheme of GO in Germany is voluntary for plant operators • either GO • or EEG-feed-in tariff or market premium for reasons of correctness of the register • some plants need an audit by environmental auditors • UBA issues on electricity production data of grid operators GOs are tradable • trading activities in Germany, European Union, European Economic Area (= Norway) and SwitzerlandGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  11. 11. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany4. Use and Cancellation of GOBasic rule: GO in Germany “has the sole function of providing proof […] forthe purpose of electricity labeling […] that a given share or quantity ofelectricity was produced from renewable energy sources” (Art 3 Nb 4c EEG) Use: Declaration of an energy supplier… … to use GO for the disclosure of a specific amount of electricity in a specific year Use only for calender year of electricity productionGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  12. 12. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany4. Use and Cancellation of GOBasic rule: GO in Germany “has the sole function of providing proof […] forthe purpose of electricity labeling […] that a given share or quantity ofelectricity was produced from renewable energy sources” (Art 3 Nb 4c EEG) Cancellation: must be requested when GO is used cancelled GO cannot be transferred or used anymoreGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  13. 13. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany4. Use and Cancellation of GO Only energy suppliers are allowed to use and cancel GO Energy suppliers need their own account, but can make use of service providers Production period: 1 month Life period: 12 months after end of production periodGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  14. 14. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany5. Import and Export Art 15 (9) Directive 2009/28/EC: “Member States shall recognise guarantees of origin issued by other Member States in accordance with this Directive […].” Germany will recognise GO from EU, EEA and Switzerland, when in line with Directive 2009/28/EC • no well-founded doubts about accuracy, reliability or veracity • safe and reliable GO system in exporting country • electricity is not disclosed as Renewable Energy in exporting countryGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  15. 15. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany5. Import and Export UBA-register is only for GO for Electricity from Renewable Sources No other renewable energy cerficates accepted No certificates for fossil, nuclear or other forms of energy technical implementation: in discussion with AIB about conditions of using AIB hub for international transferGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  16. 16. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany5. Import and Export – Role of NorwaySource: AIB Newsletter, Vol 5, 06.07.2012German Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  17. 17. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in Germany5. Import and Export – Acceptance of Norwegian GO Avoidance of double counting of GO GO in Norwegian register can be transfered to a foreign country, although they were already used for the residual mix calculation Possibilty that these GO were used again for disclosure in a foreign country (double counting) Flanders regulator refused Norwegian GO that were exported after being used for Norwegian electricity disclosure Recommendation: export to Germany should be finished before the date of usage in Norwegian register (28 February)German Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  18. 18. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in GermanyGerman Register for Guarantees of Origin for Electricity fromRenewable Sources – Herkunftsnachweisregister (HKNR)www.hknr.deGerman Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012
  19. 19. Guarantees of Origin and their Implementation in GermanyThank you for your attention!German Norwegian Energy Forum 23 October 2012

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