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New: EKOenergy from own installations

Users with own renewable energy installations can now also use our logo, if the installation fulfils EKOenergy’s sustainability criteria.

The first off-grid building which has started to use the EKOenergy logo in its communication, is Mas La Llum, an ecohotel near Zaragoza, Spain.

The first off-grid building which has started to use the EKOenergy logo in its communication, is Mas La Llum, an ecohotel near Zaragoza, Spain.

Offgrid installations

  • Consumers getting their energy from offgrid renewable energy production systems can use the EKOenergy logo if the installations fulfill EKOenergy’s sustainability criteria.
  • If the annual production is higher than 200 MWh, the user of the logo has to make a contribution of minimum €0,10/MWh to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund (and, in the case of hydropower, minimum another €0,10/MWh to the Environmental Fund).
  • If the annual production is higher than 1000 MWh, the user has to sign a Licence Agreement with EKOenergy.
  • If the annual production is lower than 200 MWh, a donation to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund (and Environmental Fund) is recommended.

Grid-connected installations

Consumers getting their energy from own, grid-connected renewable energy production systems can use the EKOenergy logo if:

  • the user has an EKOenergy certified electricity contract for the place where the renewable energy installation is located.
  • the installation fulfills EKOenergy’s sustainability criteria
  • if the grid connected system works with a backward counting meter (net metering), EKOenergy does not cover the production which has been added to the grid, unless the owner can prove that nobody has issued Guarantees of Origin (or other tracking certificates) for that production, or unless these Guarantees of Origin (or other tracking certificates) have been redeemed on behalf of the consumer.
  • If the annual production of the installation is higher than 200 MWh, the user of the logo has to make a donation of minimum €0,10/MWh to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund (and, in the case of hydropower, minimum another €0,10/MWh to the Environmental Fund). If the annual production is higher than 1000 MWh, the owner has to sign a Licence Agreement with EKOenergy. If the annual production is lower than 200 MWh, a donation to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund (and Environmental Fund) is recommended.

(For information: These rules aren’t a formal part of EKOenergy’s criteria yet, but we are piloting them and they will likely become a part of our criteria during the next criteria review in 2018)