CertiQ issues first Guarantees of Origin for renewable heat
On 1 May 2013, CertiQ issued the first Guarantees of Origin (GoOs) for heat produced in the Netherlands by renewable sources. CertiQ issues these certificates for every megawatt-hour (MWh) of heat produced by renewable energy sources, e.g. from biomass in thermal boilers or from geothermal energy. The first heat-producing installation for which GoOs were issued was the wood-fired plant operated by Bio Forte in Marum (Groningen province, Netherlands).
CertiQ is the first certifying body in the EU to issue certificates for renewable heat. Based on the 50 heat-generating plants currently registered, CertiQ expects to issue more than 500,000 Guarantees of Origin for renewable heat in 2013. NL Agency (an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs) uses these GoOs to establish the size of the subsidy that producers are entitled to under the Support Scheme for Renewable Energy Production (SDE+).
Sharp increase in demand for sustainable electricity
Households and businesses in the Netherlands are consuming an increasing amount of sustainable electricity. This is apparent from CertiQ's recently published annual overview. CertiQ is a TenneT subsidiary that issues certificates to serve as proof that electricity is generated in a sustainable way. In the past year the number of cancelled certificates has increased by nearly 22%. This represents a quantity of electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 1.5 million households.
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Each year CertiQ fixes the fees that are charged to participants on registration and for their annual membership. The transaction fees that are charged to traders are fixed on a yearly basis as well.
These fees must be published on CertiQ's website each year on the 1st of December of the previous year at the latest.
As of 1 November 2011, Jan van der Lee has been appointed senior Manager for
CertiQ B.V. He is the successor to
Gineke van Dijk, who on 1 October started as senior manager of Customer & Markets within TenneT.
Jan has been working with TenneT since 2004, of which he has spent the last four years in the post of
senior advisor Public Affairs in the Corporate Development department.
CertiQ is a subsidiary of TenneT TSO B.V.
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