Energy Attribute Certificates
The solution to scope 2 emission reductions
Types of EAC
There are 4 main types of EACs:
- Guarantees of Origin (GOs), Europe, issued by the EECS
- Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), UK, issued by Ofgem
- Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), North America, Issued by Green-e
- International Renewable Energy Certificates (IRECs), worldwide, issued by the International REC Standard
There are some other national systems in place. For example, in Japan, Australia and Poland.
Validate your renewable energy claims
EACs allow you to specify where your electricity comes from and claim the relevant benefits. An EAC is used through the process of cancellation: which retires the relevant certificate and allocates the environmental attributes of the electricity to the single end-user. This is made possible by the fact that each EAC has a serial number unique to that MWh, which allows tracing through creation, issuance, transfer and redemption.