Guarantees of Origin

A guarantee of origin is an electronic document exclusively used to prove to the final customer that a quantified amount of electricity originates from renewable energy or is produced by cogeneration.

Due to the transposition of the EU directive 2009/28/CE, the Decree n° 2012-62 of January 20th 2012 modifies the Decree n° 2006-1118 of September 5th 2006 establishing the Garanties of Origin scheme.

According to this decree, after a call of tender, Powernext has been designated as the new issuing body for the Garanties of Origin from May 1rst 2013.

Information related to garanties of origin is available on Powernext’s website.