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THE EUROPEAN ENERGY CERTIFICATE SYSTEM
EECS®: THE CONCEPT

Each EECS® certificate is uniquely identifiable, transferable and therefore tradable, and contains standard information on the source of the energy, and its method of production.

The Principles and Rules of Operation of the European Energy Certificate System (the EECS® Rules) defines a certificate as an electronic document which identifies the source and method of production of a unit of energy, and relates to a specific purpose – such as energy source disclosure or compliance with an obligation. It also prohibits certificate holders from separately claiming or conferring rights or title to any element of this benefit, and for this purpose.

Certificates are created, change owners and are eventually made untransferable under a carefully developed and managed control infrastructure, the EECS® Rules, as interpreted by each country or region according to its "Domain Protocol". The adequacy of this interpretation is assured by the other AIB members as a condition of membership.



EECS and the CEN standard
The EECS Rules provided the foundation of the proposed CEN standard. This version is the latest available, and is currently being revised prior to decision-making by CEN member organisations.

 

 

 

 

 




Domain Protocols
Each country/region has it is own Domain Protocol, showing how EECS works locally. Click here to take a look at these.
EECS DOCUMENTS
THE EECS RULES - the principles and operations of the European Energy Certificate System
SUBSIDIARY DOCUMENTS - the detail behind EECS
FACT SHEETS - transient information about members, EECS documents, types of public support and EECS codes
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS - for agreements between members and account-holders
CMO-CMO SCHEMES - XML Schema for data transfer
GUIDELINES ON PEER REVIEWS - reviews of members to ensure reliable systems & protect data quality
COGENERATION MODEL - the AIB's interpretation of the guidelines for the Cogeneration Directive 2004/8/EC
DRAFT CEN STANDARD - Guarantees of Origin related to energy (Guarantees of Origin for Electricity)