Introduction sets out the content of a certificate, and how it is created, transferred between accounts, and reaches the end of its life by being cancelled, withdrawn or expired.
Uses of Certificates describes how they are used for purposes of fuel mix disclosure (including association with independent criteria schemes) and public support.
Certificates Supported describes Guarantees of Origin for renewable energy and highly-efficient cogeneration, non-governmental certificates and independent criteria schemes (ICSs).
EU Legislation sets out the relevant EU Directives and other documents, the reflection papers published by the AIB on potential uses for guarantees of origin, and the EU Commissions’s most recent initiative in this area, as part of the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package.
Hence energy certificates may be used to enable consumer choice.
The "EECS Rules" ensure that AIB member organisations' registries are compatible with each other. The operation of the EECS Rules are implemented in each country or region by an Issuing Body, which is unique to that country or regime, and is commercially independent of certificate holders.