News: TYPO3 News Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:32:36 +0200 Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:32:36 +0200 TYPO3 EXT:news news-2465 Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:22:05 +0200 New CertiQ website live https://www.certiq.nl/news/detail/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=2465&cHash=c96978d3863988c333a9b693d26fa1d5 The new CertiQ website was launched on 20-09-2021. CertiQ is continuously developing. After the trading module the website has now been renewed. The website has a new look and feel and the information provision has been expanded. The website is built from the user roles. This makes it possible to display customized information and to improve the findability. Feedback is always welcome, let us know via servicedesk@certiq.nl

The new CertiQ website was launched on 20-09-2021.

CertiQ is continuously developing. After the trading module the website has now been renewed.

The website has a new look and feel and the information provision has been expanded. The website is built from the user roles. This makes it possible to display customized information and to improve the findability.

Feedback is always welcome, let us know via servicedesk@certiq.nl

 

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news-2409 Wed, 19 May 2021 11:06:00 +0200 New MyCertiQ trading module to go live on 7 June next https://www.certiq.nl/news/detail/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=2409&cHash=a59926b95550d42651a7635c952233aa Over the past year, CertiQ has worked on a new application for the MyCertiQ environment. Over the past year, CertiQ has worked on a new application for the MyCertiQ environment.

New trading module MyCertiQ
Over the past year, CertiQ has worked on a new application for the MyCertiQ environment. The current MyCertiQ environment has become technically outdated, and new demands require modern IT solutions. CertiQ has started renewing the part of the application used by traders and end users, i.e. the trading module. On Friday 4 June at 18.00h we will start the implementation process, in order to offer you this new module from 7 June forward. The final AIB tests are in progress and when the tests pass we will continue with what has been described above. You will not have to lift a finger in this process. We will explain below: what the new trading module will look like, what it will enable you to do and how.

Look & feel overhaul
You may log on in the same way as you did before. You will immediately, however, enter the new trading module. The new setup of the module is geared towards enabling you as a trader or end user:
to quickly gain a broader insight into your (balance of) guarantees of origin by means of the dashboard; and
in the future, to automate more and more of your daily operations.
Moreover, the design of the module has been revised in such a way as to be self-explanatory, without the need for a separate manual. Even still, since the graphics have changed drastically, we have attached a one-page explanation to this newsletter detailing which activities you can perform in the new module, and where.

"Baskets" no longer exist
In the current trading module you were used to working with so-called "baskets". In these baskets, you included the certificate ranges you wanted to trade. We received feedback that this functionality did not always work very conveniently. Therefore, we have opted to no longer use baskets. Instead, we now introduce a new concept: grouping certificate ranges, or the so-called "collection". Before, you were required to make a basket if you wanted to trade. With collections, this will no longer be the case.

Further development of the trading module
On a basic level, the new trading module can do the same things the old trading module could. In some respects it can do even more, and in others unfortunately slightly less... for now. After go-live, CertiQ will work to complete the following functionalities. In the coming weeks, these functionalities will be brought live outside office hours:
•    Select & Click custom collections
Immediately from go-live, you will be able to create your own custom collections, in addition to the default "CertiQ" collection. To do so, you will at first need to use filters to select certificate ranges. With the new select & click functionality you can forego this step – simply clicking a certificate range will be enough.
•    Creating unique collections
By default, a collection is a subset of the certificate ranges in your balance. You may select for a certificate range to be shown in multiple collections at the same time. When you trade a certificate range that was included in one or more collections, it will be removed from all relevant collections. The new functionality will allow you to make custom collections that are unique: certificate ranges in a unique collection will not be shown in other collections or your balance. Doing so will secure that those certificate ranges cannot be traded in other transactions.

Depending on their respective relevance and impact, we will take up lower priority needs in subsequent releases. We usually release a new version of the MyCertiQ application every two weeks.

Message box for more secure communication
Until now, the application used to send you email updates containing specific information on your certificate balance or your contact details. This practice is increasingly at odds with legal privacy requirements. Therefore, CertiQ has decided to start working with a message box. This means that after go-live all messages addressed to you will be placed in a message box. When a new message is placed in your message box, you will receive an email to notify you. You will then have to long on to MyCertiQ to see the content of the message. This secures that the information will not leave the application, allowing us full control over security.

Account applications are now digital
In addition to the new trading module, we have digitised the application process for a new trading account. This prevents redundant data entry, while enabling you to complete your registration in one go. Following which we at CertiQ will perform some manual checks. Upon successful completion, you will receive a notification of the opening of your new trading account.

Questions on the trading module?
If after reading this newsletter and the attachment you should have a question on how to do your work using MyCertiQ, in this link you can find when and how we can be reached if you have any questions.

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Onepager of the dashboard screen where what actions in the new module can be done

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news-2291 Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:40:31 +0100 Change to the MoU Regulation and Impact No-deal Brexit https://www.certiq.nl/news/detail/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=2291&cHash=122b33efa57ed1f5ad8739b8ae56ea85 The change to the system of Guarantees of Origin and Certificates of Origin has been published. What is the impact of a No-Deal at the Brexit? 

The change to the system of Guarantees of Origin and Certificates of Origin has been published. What is the impact of a No-Deal at the Brexit? 

Change of the MoU regulation

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has published the change to the GvO scheme in the Staatscourant (Government Gazette). The most important changes are as follows:

- The setting of the tariffs for 2021, these remain the same as those for 2020. The tariffs are listed in Article 29 of the regulation.

- An adjustment to the reporting obligation in article 7. This adjustment means that production installations on biomass/biogas with a capacity >2 MW must submit an annual assurances report and must have a measurement protocol. An annual or monthly measurement report does not have to be submitted for these installations. This also applies to several comparable installations whose combined total rated electrical capacity is greater than 2 MW.

For the complete amendment we refer you to the amendment regulation in the Netherlands Government Gazette.

An important point of attention when drawing up measurement reports and insurance reports is that reference is made to the correct GvO regulation. It must be stated in the report that this has been drawn up in accordance with the "Regulation on guarantees of origin and certificates of origin". In the event of an erroneous reference, submitted reports will have to be rejected.

Brexit
On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. On the basis of the United Kingdom's withdrawal agreement of 12 November 2019 (Brexit agreement), CertiQ's conditions for acknowledge GOs from Great Britain will continue to apply until 31 December 2020.

In the meantime, the deadline of 31 December 2020 for the end of the transitional period is approaching. On 23 July 2020, the European Commission published a notice to stakeholders (link) clarifying the position on guarantees of origin of electricity from renewable energy sources.

The notice published by the Commission confirms that guarantees of origin published by designated bodies in the UK will no longer be recognised by EU Member States after the end of the transitional period. Unless a trade agreement is concluded to the contrary, CertiQ will not accept ex-domain cancellations from the UK to the Netherlands from 1 January 2021.

 

Further continuation of CertiQ's policy on the import of GOs from the UK will depend on the outcome of the negotiations on the details of the future relationship between the UK and the European Union.

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news-2288 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 12:28:49 +0100 Request end user account digitally as of 20 October 2020 https://www.certiq.nl/news/detail/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=2288&cHash=a94e267fc0d88c4c169182304474d029 From 20 October 2020, it will only be possible to request a end-user account digitally in MyCertiQ using eHerkenning. From 20 October 2020, it will only be possible to request a end-user account digitally in MyCertiQ using eHerkenning.

From 20 October 2020, it will only be possible to request a end-user account digitally in MyCertiQ using eHerkenning.

Until now, it has been possible to request an end-user account by sending a manually completed and signed form to CertiQ. From 20 October onwards, this manual form can no longer be used and an end-user account can only be requested digitally. This is another step towards a fully digital way of logging in and registering in MyCertiQ using eHerkenning, chain authorisation.

Applying for an end user account can be done by the end user himself using eHerkenning level EH1. An intermediary can also apply for an end user account on behalf of an end user, for this the intermediary must be in possession of an eHerkenning chain authorization for the benefit of an end user. In this way the end user authorizes an intermediary to apply for an end user account on his behalf and to log in. For more information about eHerkenning and chain authorisation we refer you to the website of the Rijksoverheid eherkenning.nl/ketenmachtiging.

You can apply for an end-user account via CertiQ's website, go to www.certiq.nl, you are an end-user.

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news-2292 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:55:00 +0100 New category heat GvO: Composting of Champost https://www.certiq.nl/news/detail/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=2292&cHash=1e99c233307793e6cc8d9578624b377f As of 24 November 2020, the production of sustainable heat from champost composting will be a new category in the SDE++ subsidy. As of 24 November 2020, the production of sustainable heat from champost composting will be a new category in the SDE++ subsidy.

As of 24 November 2020, the production of sustainable heat from champost composting will be a new category in the SDE++ subsidy. Champost is a waste stream released during the cultivation of mushrooms.

When composting champost, organic matter is converted into humus; this process releases low-grade heat. If this heat is put to good use, for example to heat offices, buildings or greenhouses, CertiQ can issue GOs for this. CertiQ passes on the GvO information to the RVO, and the final SDE++ subsidy payment from the RVO is made on the basis of these GvOs.
A minimum useful heat capacity of 500kW has been established for plants that produce heat from the composting of champost. These plants can be registered with CertiQ for the issuance of GOs. In addition to a notification (Request for Determination) of a plant, a measurement protocol must also be submitted, which has been drawn up jointly by the producer and an accredited measuring company. Depending on the heat capacity, the producer and his measurement company must submit measurement reports after the notification. For a heat capacity <= 3MW an annual measurement report must be submitted, for a heat capacity greater than 3MW monthly reports must be submitted. In addition, an annual Assurance report must be drawn up for installations with a heat capacity greater than 3MW.
On our website you can find more information about registering an installation with a heat capacity <= 3MW or > 3MW.

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