FaStGO - Facilitating Standards for Guarantees of Origin
This project provided expert advice to the European Commission DG ENER, based on the terms of Reference N° ENER/C1/2019-517: “Technical support for RES policy development & implementation. Establishing technical requirements and facilitating the standardisation process for guarantees of origin on basis of Dir (EU) 2018/2001.”
FaStGO took place under a one year service contract to DG ENER of the European Commisison, during the preparation of the entry into force of the Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001. The project team consisted of a cooperation between the Association of Issuing Bodies, RECS International, EEX, CertiQ, Grexel Systems, Gaia Consulting, Hinicio, ERGaR and the European Biogas Association.
The FaStGO project has published its final report on December 11th, 2020. The project was led by AIB in the person of Katrien Verwimp. Its reports facilitate upgrades to the European Guarantee of Origin system. In the first half of 2020 the project team mapped challenges in the management of guarantee of origin systems, identified areas for update in standardisation and developed a text proposal for a revised EN16325 standard on guarantees of origin. In the second half of the year the team brought forward a vision for a future IT architecture, a data transfer protocol and system requirement specification, development opportunities for the GO statistics, essentials for the residual mix for all energy carriers and a proposal for increased VAT fraud prevention measures.
While developing this content, the project team was in constant dialogue with a wide scale of stakeholders. In the course of 1 year the project team organised 3 public webinars, 4 public consultations, and many discussions with a variety of stakeholders. See all public reports and consultation results and webinar recordings in the sidebar.
Overview of Tasks
Mapping currently existing standardisation frameworks
Specification of the technical requirements for the extended coverage of GO
IT system specifications and the requirements for the associated infrastructure for cross-border exchange of GO for all energy carriers
Systems for EU-based market supervision statistics
Methodologies for enhanced prevention of financial fraud
Stakeholder consultation processes
The project ran for one year, starting on 16th of December 2019.