Electricity : Energy from renewable sources and cogeneration
Guarantees of the origin of electricty from renewable energy sources and cogeneration facilities
The introduction of guarantees of the origin of electricity was first required by the Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market and the Directive 2004/8/EC the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market. The provisions of these directives were incorporated in the Slovenian legislation with the amendments to the Energy Act in 2004.
For electricity produced from 1st of January 2011, the Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia issues guarantees of the origin in line with the Directive 2009/28/EC of European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC (hereinafter referred to as directive). The directive sets out the system of issuing guarantees of origin in Article 15.
A producer generating energy from renewable energy sources, or in a cogeneration facility, may request a guarantee of origin of electricity. This guarantee has to include the energy source, the date and the place of the production, and the capacity of the plant. In the case of electricity produced in cogeneration facility, the guarantee also has to include details regarding the utilisation rate of the facility.
A requirement for issuing guarantees of the origin of electricity from renewable sources or cogeneration is that the producer has for the period to which guarantee refers the valid declaration for the production facility.
The Energy Agency keeps the Register of Guarantees of the Origin, which provides the management of guarantees of the origin.
In line with the ordinance the Energy Agency published the Act on the Use of the Register of Guarantees of the Origin of Electricity and the Method of Reporting Data about Electricity Production, which in Annex II also includes an application form for guarantees of the origin for the purpose of obtaining support. The form is available on the Energy Agency’s website, under Procedure for obtaining support.
For more information, please phone us or send an email: +386 2 234 03 00 (Andrej Špec, Gorazd Škerbinek);