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EECS certificates are uniquely identifiable, tradable and relate to a standard unit of energy – 1 megawatt hour (1MWh). Each contains standard information relating to how and when the associated energy was generated and of its environmental impact:

  • The “energy medium” – electricity, fuel or heat
  • A unique certificate number
  • The date on which the installation became operational
  • The first and last days on which the associated energy was produced
  • The type of installation – its environment (e.g. land, sea …), energy source (e.g. fossil, renewable …), type (e.g. solar, wind …) and fuel (e.g. geothermal, natural gas …)
  • The identity of the installation
  • The country of issue
  • The location of the installation
  • The capacity of the installation
  • The face value of the certificate (e.g. 1 megawatt hour)
  • The issuer of the certificate
  • The date of issue
  • The identity of any label schemes under which it is eligible
  • The identity of any EU Directives under which it is eligible
  • The purpose of the certificate (either disclosure or support)
  • An indication of whether other certificates have been (or can be) issued, associated with the same unit of energy, for other purposes
  • An indication of whether or not public support has been received, and the form of such support.

In addition, CHP-GO certificates contain:

  • Use of heat (category)
  • Lower Calorific value (MJ/kg)
  • CO2 emitted
  • Primary Energy savings (%)
  • Actual amount of primary energy savings (MJ)
  • CO2 savings (%).