Guarantees of Origin Registry
Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and Directive 2003/30/EC introduced the obligation to establish a system of guarantees of origin for the purpose of disclosure of the primary energy source as set out in Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC.
The regulatory framework for the implementation of a system of guarantees of origin is defined by the Energy Act („Official Gazette“ 120/12, 14/14) which provides that the system is introduced for the purposes of proving the share of energy produced from a single source of energy to end customers. The Electricity Market Act („Official Gazette" 22/13) provides that the CROATIAN Energy Market Operator Ltd. (HROTE) is responsible for issuing guarantees of origin for electricity and for establishing and keeping a register of guarantees of origin for electricity. The Regulation Establishing the System of Guarantees of Origin of Electricity („Official Gazette" 84/13 and 20/14) and The Rules on Use of the Guarantees of Origin Registry regulate the system of guarantees of origin in detailes.
Guarantees of Origin (GO) is an electronic document for the purpose of proving the origin of energy to customers in a way that a certain proportion of electricity that is used for their consumption produced from a given primary source of energy and should be standardized size of 1 MWh. GO is issued either for electricity produced from renewable energy sources power plants or from high-efficient cogeneration plants, only at the request of eligible producers. Eligible producers who participate in the feed-in system and entitled to subsidized price are not eligible to participate in the system of guarantees of origin.
Organization Association of Issuing Bodies regulates the European Energy Certificate System - EECS, which HROTE joined as a member on 23rd May 2014. National implementation of the Domain Protocol should be written in accordance with EECS Rules, national laws and operating procedures. The organization prepares annual report for the previous year on the work of organization and Issuing Bodies – observers and fully participating members.
Contact for Guarantees of Origin Registry: GO@hrote.hr