Aspects covered by EKOenergy
Renewable, but more
EKOenerxía establece unha serie de criterios no tocante aos seguintes elementos:
- Información ao consumidor: Sellers of EKOenergy have to inform consumers and potential consumers about the origin of their EKOenergy labelled electricity. They have to mention at least the country of origin and the type of renewable energy. In parallel, the EKOenergy network invests time and energy in informing all consumers about the environmental impacts of electricity production.
- Renovabilidade e sustentabilidade: EKOenergy is renewable electricity. On top, it fulfills the sustainability criteria set by the EKOenergy Network. For wind, solar and geothermal we have geographical criteria. Hydropower can only be sold as EKOenergy if it comes from power plants which have been accepted by the EKOenergy Board. For biomass, there are criteria for the origin of the biomass and for the efficiency of the production process.
- Seguimento e evasión da dobre contabilidade: Only electricity which is properly tracked can be sold as EKOenergy. In Europe, this has of course to happen via the Guarantees of Origin system, as regulated by European legislation. In other countries we work with the I-REC system.
- Auditoría e verificación
The criteria are also listed in our main document, the text ‘EKOenergy – Network and label‘, approved by the EKOenergy Network in February 2013 and downloadable in more than 20 languages.