While both sources are properly credited financially, double counting allows states to report emissions up to 50% lower than they actually are, making claims of progress towards climate goals questionable. For renewable energy producers, the sale of certificates may be contrary to federal law. «If quotas are lightened, `separated from electricity,`» writes Severin Borenstein, director of the Energy Institute at UC Berkeley`s Haas School of Business,» the Federal Trade Commission said. It is misleading for the OPT [third-party owner] to promote solar panel buyers or tell them that they receive «clean», «renewable» or perhaps even «solar» electricity with their electricity lease or consumption agreement. « After a thorough review process, the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) has successfully updated the EFET standard certification agreement on renewable energy certificates. Based on the proven approach and wording of the EECS MA, already published in 2013, the language of the agreement has been extended to different types of quotas, in line with the approach of the standard EFA contract. This breakdown indicates the critical factors you should consider when managing risk in your renewable power purchase agreement (ECA). The Dutch government has reached a new agreement covering many aspects of life in the Netherlands. One of the priorities of this agreement was in the field of energy.
With an agreement between the Board of Directors of I-REC and the Russian NGO Goal Number Seven, a tracking system corresponding to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance is now available via I-REC certificates in Russia. An electricity purchase agreement (ECA) or electricity contract is a contract between two parties, one who produces electricity (the seller) and the other who wishes to purchase electricity (the buyer). The ECA sets out all commercial terms of sale of electricity between the two parties, including the date the project will begin to operate commercially, the schedule for the supply of electricity, delivery penalties, terms of payment and termination. A ECA is the main agreement that defines the quality of the turnover and credit of a generating project, making it a key instrument for financing projects. Our brochure «Что такое сертификы I-REC, и как приобрести «зеленое» элекричество?» also provides a brief explanation of what tracking certificates are and how they can buy EKOenergy certified renewable electricity (in Russian). In 2019, the market council launched a call for tenders for the development of prototype software for the issuance and exchange of green certificates. This software should be used from 2024 and allow private companies to choose the source of electricity they use. However, with the announcement of the winner of the tender, it is not yet known how the system works in practice or whether it will be developed.
Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) are much stronger in terms of additionality than the purchase of unbundled EICs. The long-term contract for the purchase of renewable energy from a project is a critical factor for the financing and construction of a new renewable energy project.. . . .