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Eneco and CertiQ in dispute regarding the validity of REGOs in the Netherlands

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

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Eneco wants to cancel 5,753 Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) from their UK wind farm Burn of Whilk (22.5 MW) in the Dutch GO register, operated by CertiQ. Eneco was however not allowed to do so based on claims regarding the validity of REGOs.

CertiQ has refused to accept REGOs on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior. The reason being that Dutch and British GOs differ in the way in which the generated electricity is measured. In the Netherlands, GOs are issued based on the electricity that is supplied to the grid, the so-called net injection. In the UK, the amount of generated electricity consumed by the installation itself is also included. The electricity consumption of the Burn of Whilk wind farm would amount to 0.18% of the GOs issued, around 10 MWh for the quantity in question, as stated in the ruling of the court.<...

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