Guarantees of Origin: facts and fiction
When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
The market for GOs in Europe continues to grow, providing opportunities and challenges for experienced players and new entrants alike. In order to maintain this growth and ensure the good functioning of GO systems and markets, it is essential that both current and potential users share a common understanding of how these systems work. This session will reinforce the facts of the GOs and EACs, while countering some fictions which have recently proliferated. Participants will hear from and be able to question expert speakers to boost their knowledge on this crucial market instrument which create the backbone of RE procurement in Europe.
In this session we will to answer the following questions:
- What are the developments of guarantees of origin in Europe and are these being replicated around the world?
- How are GOs in Europe used, and how does this compare to other attribute tracking systems? In connection, how do corporate companies report to GHGP, CDP, RE100, LEED, ISO and others?
- What are some of the common misconceptions about the use of GOs, including the concept of additionality and how new RES developments are supported?
- What are the impacts of new technological developments, such as blockchains, on energy attribute tracking systems?
Secretary General, Renewables Market Expert, RECS international
Flemish Regulator for the Electricity and Gas market, AIB