AIB - "guaranteeing the origin of European energy"
AIB develops, uses and promotes a European, harmonised and standardised system of energy certification for all energy carriers: the European Energy Certificate System - "EECS".
EECS is based on structures and procedures which ensure the reliable operation of energy certificate schemes in Europe. These schemes satisfy the criteria of objectivity, non-discrimination, transparency and costs effectiveness, in order to facilitate the international exchange of guarantees of origin.
In order to further facilitate this, the AIB operates an inter-registry communications Hub.
At the end of 2021 AIB has 31 members from 27 European countries (EU, EEA and Energy Community member states). All are Issuing Bodies appointed by their government to administer a system for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) for electricity.
During 2021, AIB welcomed both the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA) and the Montenegrin electricity market operator COTEE as a member to the Association. Since March 1st , 2022 Hungary is also connected to the hub.
In 2021, 835 million certificates (825 TWh) were issued. The market for electricity GOs continues to grow.
The AIB also provides a knowledge centre for energy certificate authorities across Europe, providing and sharing advice and guidance.
Report with conversion rules
AIB led the drafting of a report with “Harmonised Rules for handling guarantees of origin for energy carrier conversion”, which is now finalised. The report proposes harmonised rules for energy carrier conversion, for issuing bodies and registry operators. More here.