Solutions. All rights reserved. Who? Green-e® Energy Participants and an independent Auditor (CPA or CIA) What? An audit of Green-e® Energy Participants’ purchases and sales to make sure their products meet the Green-e® Energy Standard for Canada and the US and program rules When? Deadline: Due June 1, 2020 Covers all certified sales made in 2019 The verification software opened on March 2nd, 2020 Where? www.green-e.org/verification/auditor
Energy Certificate Tracking System- An electronic database for tracking the sales and ownership of Renewable Energy generation and the Renewable Energy Certificates associated with it Double Counting- Any situation where a MWh of renewable energy is being claimed by more than one party Resource Type- Type of renewable energy resource used: Solar, Wind, Hydro, etc. Participant- Utility, ESP, REC marketer that participates in Green-e Energy by offering a Green-e Certified renewable energy product Common Terms and Units
generation produces electricity. Renewable generation also produces electricity, but for every megawatt-hour of electricity generated, a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is also produced. This REC embodies the additional environmental benefit of renewable energy—little or no pollution. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. 2019 2018 2020 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q2 Q3 Q4 21-month vintage window for RY2019 Calendar year for which sales should be reported for the RY2019 audit Reporting Year 2019 Sales: All certified sales made during Calendar Year 2019 (1/1/2019 – 21/31/2019) should be reported during RY2019 verification. Exception for Wholesale - wholesale sales in 2020 may be eligible for RY2019 if they are 1) certified wholesale transactions and 2) the purchaser is a Green-e® participant who uses that generation for their RY2019 retail sales. Supply: All supply used to substantiate certified sales must have been generated: • In the calendar year in which it’s sold (2019); or • During the first 3 months of the following calendar year (Jan – Mar 2020); or • During the last 6 months of the prior calendar year (July – Dec 2018).
Solutions. All rights reserved. “New Date” for facilities used toward 2019 sales is 2005. Facilities in RGGI, Michigan, California or delivering electricity to the CA grid may require additional documentation. More information can be found in the Protocol. The Tracking Attestation is online. Facilities registered in a tracking system that did not submit a tracking attestation by January 31st, 2020 must upload a confirmation email to the software to show that a tracking attestation has been submitted and/or approved. If a Participant is using your audit firm for the first time this year or you are a new auditor, make sure the Participant sends us the auditor’s contact information if they have not already Green-e Direct Audit Protocol to be completed by Auditors for Participants with a certified Green-e Direct Product.
Solutions. All rights reserved. Participant can identify the Auditor in the software for RY2019 before submitting the data to them Once the verification data has been submitted to Auditor, you can unlock individual sections for your Participant to revise, without unlocking all of your data All contracts for supply must be signed, dated, and executed no later than June 1st, 2020. The price and volume of the supply must also be determined at or before this time. Delivery of the supply must be taken by Participant in the form of transfers through a Tracking System or receipt of completed Green-e® Energy attestation forms by this date. Historic PCL must have state information included (if applicable). All transactions listed must have attestation or Tracking System documentation meeting the requirements in Appendices D and E of the Protocol. Information entered must match the attestations / Tracking System Reports. Appendix B lists documentation your Participants must provide to you and to Green-e.
All rights reserved. Renewable Energy Generator not registered in a Tracking System and selling a Green-e® Energy certified product Wholesale Supplier and selling a Green-e® Energy certified product Renewable Energy Generator registered in Tracking System and selling a Green-e® Energy certified product Renewable Energy Generator not registered in a Tracking System and not selling a Green-e® Energy certified product Wholesale Supplier and not selling a Green-e® Energy certified product Renewable Energy Generator registered in Tracking System and not selling a Green-e® Energy certified product