Sources of price and market information
AIB members do not have information on the prices of certificates (these are exchanged between market participants without the issuing bodies participating in or being aware of the detail of the trade).
Some useful sources of indicative pricing information are listed below. These are given as an example only: should you wish to add your own organisation, please send details to email@example.com.
As they do not necessarily represent the entire market, the AIB does not take any responsibility for the information given by them, and this price information should be taken as indicative only.
This page provides as well links to specialist web pages which can assist you in confirming the credentials of trading counterparties from the perspective of their registration with national Value Added Tax (VAT) authorities.
A note for those whose accountholders do business with the UK:
The UK government has introduced legislation, in the form of a statutory instrument, to introduce a reverse charge accounting mechanism for supplies of gas and electricity certificates in the UK. To provide guidance on how the domestic reverse charge will operate, please see the Revenue and Customs Brief 4 (2019), and the VAT Notice 735 Domestic reverse charge procedure.
And this page provides as well some interesting studies and reports e.g. to give more insight to the European GO market.
Marktanalyse Ökostrom II - an extensive study on the green electricity market in Germany
UBA, Germany, August 2019
The study starts with an analysis of the terminology used in the green electricity market. The effects of this market and of additional features from labels for green electricity products for the energy transition are analysed. Further the study provides an overview of the German market for guarantees of origin looking at actors, trade levels and trade routes, sales volumes, price development.
Another part examines the views and practices of household customers and companies with regard to energy transition in general and green electricity products and electricity disclosure in particular.
The sustainability reporting of companies is examined to assess how relevant and comparable the reports and underlying data on electricity consumption published are.
The study can be downloaded here.
Report: Development of the Guarantees of Origin Market
2 September 2017
The Green Economy Market Infrastructure company Grexel has created the fourth edition of the “Development of the Guarantees of Origin Market” report, on request of RECS International.
The report collates the basic market development and balance outlook between 2009 and 2016 of 31 European countries. The analysis considers renewable electricity production volumes, issuing and cancellation volumes of Guarantees of Origin, production that is not eligible for certification due to support schemes (e.g. Feed-in tariffs) and analyses how these variables have changed over time. Furthermore the report provides insights and analysis regarding supported renewable electricity volumes by creating scenarios for possible impact of future legislation.
The report can be downloaded here.
2 September 2018
RECS International, in cooperation with consultancy agency VaasaETT, is publishing the 2017 GO Monitoring report.
The report provides a detailed insight to the European GO market and consolidates GO statistics from both EECS markets as well as non-EECS compliant markets. The report can be downloaded here.
Analysis of the trade in Guarantees of Origin
Economic analysis for Energy Norway, done by Oslo Economics,16 January 2018
Energy Norway, an industry organisation representing Norwegian companies involved in the production, distribution and trading of electricity, has commissioned a study into the market for and trade in Guarantees of Origin (GOs) from Oslo Economics. One of the purposes of the report is to provide Energy Norway with a basis for providing policy suggestions regarding GOs to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and to the European Commission.
In this report, Oslo Economics describes the trade in GOs, compares it with the trade in other “renewable products”, evaluates the market for and trade in GOs according to economic criteria, and describes the recent and possible future development in the trade in GOs.
Report: Carbon accounting of electricity. Recommendations for the environmental life cycle assessment
The Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt, Österreich) published a report on 'Carbon accounting of electricity. Recommendations for the environmental life cycle assessment' (Original title in German "Treibhausgasemissionen von Strom. Empfehlungen zur Ökobilanzierung"). It analyses the latest developments on disclosure and the impact of trading with GOs.
It is written in German but includes an English summary on page 7 and 8. Please find the report here.
AIB joined this statement, published 4 Sept 2018