This Ministerial Order pertains to the issuance of certificates of origin. A certificate of origin is the exclusive form of proof of the non-renewable source from which electricity is generated. This Order concerns the certification of and trade in non-renewable energy.
Order of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate amending the Order on Guarantees of Origin for energy from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency co-generation electricity, due to the addition of certificates of origin
This Order amends the existing Order on Guarantees of Origin for energy from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency co-generation electricity [Regeling garanties van oorsprong voor energie uit hernieuwbare energiebronnen en HR-WKK-elektriciteit]. This is necessary because the Energy Transition Progress Act [Wet voortgang energietransitie] extends the energy certification requirement to electricity from non-sustainable energy sources. This shall be regulated using certificates of origin. These certificates indicate the type of production plant used to generate non-renewable electricity. Any party that wants to sell electricity to Dutch end consumers must substantiate the electricity supply with Guarantees of Origin or certificates of origin. Electricity producers may obtain certificates of origin.
This system shall be detailed in an amendment to the Order on Guarantees of Origin for energy from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency co-generation electricity.