TÜV SÜD Generation EE
TÜV SÜD is a global technical services provider with long-standing international experience in the field of energy certification.
TÜV SÜD provide certification services for traditional ecopower and ecogas products, generation of tradable certificates from renewable sources, for sustainability of biofuels and even for green hydrogen.
The “TÜV SÜD Generation EE” label certifies electricity produced from renewable resources where generation can be attributed to a clearly identifiable source. The certification of the generation of electricity can be used as a private-sector proof of origin in electricity trading or serves as a basis for the issuance of national, EU-conforming guarantees of origin (GoO).
The “TÜV SÜD Generation EE” standard comprises 'general requirements' concerning the organization to be certified, 'special requirements' addressing the generation and the recording of the generation of the individual plants, and 'optional requirements'. Optional requirements are defined for electrical work and power guarantees (“Generation EE+” module) and for furnishing acceptance as new plants (“Generation EEnew” module).
In general, the certification of the “Generation EE+” module (work and power guarantees) can only be provided for a pool of plants. The certified pool of power stations enables the organization to be certified to guarantee the power purchaser that the pool of plants is able to produce the requested load profile at any time. Compliance with the “Generation EE+” module is particularly suitable for green power products certified in accordance with the TÜV SÜD standard “product EE02” (certification of electricity products from renewable sources with simultaneous supply). The certification of the “Generation EEnew” module (requirement for new hydropower potential) is possible if:
- the power station to be certified develops new hydropower potential; or
- comprehensive rehabilitation or refurbishment of the plant has taken place or an existing plant was replaced; or
- capacity has been increased and annual production has been raised.
Certification in accordance with the “Generation EEnew” module is particularly suitable for delivery of green electricity products certified in accordance with the TÜV SÜD standard “product EE01” but also for other standards, which require the supply from new power plants.
On 6 June 2013 the General Meeting agreed that TÜV SÜD Generation EE qualifies as a recognised ICS.