About Certificates

An Important Asset with a Substantial Upside

Different standards and certificate regimes are emerging and the pan-European market for certificates is growing fast. Based on a major portfolio of renewable energy under management in both the Nordic region and Continental Europe, Neas has built up extensive knowledge of the different certificate schemes and the accreditation processes to help our business partners retain the best prices for their renewable energy certificates. Neas Energy has the necessary insight into markets and regulation to provide renewable energy producers with a substantial upside on this new emerging asset class.

Across Europe different standards of certificates are emerging including: 

Guarantees of Origin (GoO):                             

Certificates issued by the national cometent body. according to relevant Domain Protocol based on the EU Directive 2009/28/EC (the Renewable Energy Directive) to ensure the origin of electricity produced from renewable energy sources. The trading unit of GoO is MWh.

European Energy Certificate System (EECS):                           

Certificate issued by a commercially funded, integrated European framework for issuing, holding, transferring and otherwise processing electronic records. It was developed by the Association of Issuing Bodies to provide a properly regulated platform for Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, as proposed by the EU Directive 2009/28/EC (the Renewable Energy Directive) and supports the EU Internal Electricity Market Directive.

Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC):                  

A Renewable Obligation Certificate is issued for eligible renewable electricity generated within the United Kingdom and supplied to customers in the United Kingdom by a licensed supplier.

Technischer Überwachungsverein (TÜV):                             

Independent German organizations that work to validate the safety of products of all kinds to protect humans and the environment against hazards including testing and certifying green energy products in Germany.

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