We’re thinking about where our energy comes from more and more. Is it sun, wind, biomass or fossil fuels? As a responsible society, we’re increasingly wanting transparency around its origins. This is why, as the transition to renewable energy speeds up, CertiQ’s role in the energy lifecycle is becoming more important.
It's in this context that we can define 2018 as an eventful one for CertiQ, in which we welcomed and built on fast-moving regulatory and market developments. We worked hard and are proud to say that we were fully prepared for Full Disclosure – the compulsory certification of both the 'green' and 'grey' electricity supplied in the Netherlands – by January 1st 2019, a year ahead of the formal deadline.
2018 at a glance:
- The total number of cancellations for electricity rose from 49.3 TWh in 2017 to a new historic record of 53.5 TWh in 2018.
- Consumers increasingly chose wind-generated electricity at the expense of hydro: over 62% of all cancelled GOs were wind-GOs.
- At year-end 2018, a total of 18,462 energy production installations were registered at CertiQ, an increase of 14% compared to 2017. This can be attributed to a continued trend of a growing number of solar energy production installations, renewable heat production plants and fossil fuel production installations being registered.
- Capacity in solar energy doubled from 0.7 GW in 2017 to 1.5 GW in 2018. This is also reflected in the issuance of GOs for electricity from solar PV: from 0.6 TWh in 2017 to 1.1 TWh in 2018.
- Capacity in heat grew from 2 GW in 2017 to 2.8 GW in 2018. The issuance of GOs for heat also increased by more than 25% from 4.3 TWh in 2017 to 5.4 TWh in 2018.
More facts and figures about CertiQ can be found in our Annual Report 2018.
We're looking forward to a successful continuation of the cooperation between you and CertiQ!