REC Market Meeting 2020: the maturing renewables market.
31 March - 1 April 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The REC Market Meeting is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
AIB agreed unanimously on new Articles of Association to conclude the change process which aimed at radically transforming the organisation. The implementation entered for the largest part into force on the 15 February 2020.
This date also means the end of the mandate of AIB President Dirk Van Evercooren, as the new structure of the AIB no longer includes the formal role of president to represent the organisation. The AIB would like to thank Dirk for his efforts in making the organisation better known and for spreading the word on the advantages and opportunities that GOs bring to energy customers throughout Europe.
AIB - "guaranteeing the origin of European energy"
The purpose of the AIB is to develop, use and promote a standardised system: the European Energy Certificate System - "EECS".
EECS is based on structures and procedures which ensure the reliable operation of international certificate schemes. 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.
The AIB also provides a knowledge centre for energy certificate authorities across Europe, providing and sharing advice and guidance.
It was discovered recently that under Italian legislation, three production devices have received guarantees of origin (GOs) for renewable energy which, while they meet Italian criteria for renewable energy, do not meet the corresponding EU criteria.
The GOs were issued for electricity production from synthesis gas from fossil origin, which according to the CIP6 support system is assimilated to renewable energy. These GOs have been auctioned by the Italian GO administrator GSE and have circulated within the AIB community for a number of years, without the knowledge of the AIB or its members.
Issuing of these GOs has now ceased and further exports from GSE have been blocked. GSE is cooperating with the relevant issuing bodies to replace the GOs in question, with valid GOs from renewable sources. AIB has thoroughly investigated the issue and is considering further measures against GSE. Moreover, AIB is strengthening both its internal audit practices and its hub functionalities to improve detection and resolution of such rare breaches of the EECS framework.
AIB General Meeting in Athens
The AIB Greek member DAPEEP hosts the AIB meetings in Athens, 18 - 20 March 2020. (Member access to the meetings)
Interested in joining AIB?
If you are an issuing body for GOs or voluntary certificates and wish to join, then read more here.See a generic presentation about AIB and GOs or
take a look at our Youtube channel, which contains videos about the AIB and guarantees of origin.
All these documents, presentations and information are developed by the AIB, its members and market parties.
The European Energy Certificate System
The European Energy Certificate System (EECS) offers a framework for creating and transferring electronic documents (EECS Certificates). For each megawatt-hour of energy, EECS certifies the quality of its source and/or the method of its production.