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CERTIFICATION – RENEWABLES

The Guarantees of Origin Issuing Body (EEGO) is responsible for issuing guarantees of origin for the production of electricity and heating and cooling power produced from renewable energy sources.

Pursuant to Decree-Law 141/2010 of 31 December, in its current wording, the following are the responsibility of the EEGO:

  • Implementing and managing the system used to issue guarantees of origin, including the electronic logging, issuing, transmission and cancellation of the respective proof;
  • Conducting audits, either on its own behalf or through external auditors, and monitoring the facilities and equipment used for production from renewable energy sources, as well as the power-measuring equipment that enables and ensures the correct qualification of the facilities and the guarantee or certification of origin of the electricity and heating and cooling power produced;
  • Making relevant and non-confidential information regarding the issuing of guarantees and certificates of origin available for public consultation;
  • Carrying out other actions and procedures necessary to perform its functions.

The EEGO is subject to inspection by the Entidade Nacional para o Setor Energético, E.P.E. (ENSE), which publishes an annual report summarising its actions on its website.

Any requests for information or clarification about the certification of power produced from renewable sources may be sent to eego@ren.pt.

ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION

Producers of electricity from renewable energy sources should ask the EEGO to issue guarantees of origin relating to the power they produce, pursuant to the current wording of Decree-Law 141/2010 of 31 December.

The issuing of guarantees of origin relating to the production of electricity from renewable energy sources is done in accordance with the rules and procedures sent out in the EEGO's Procedures Manual.

PRODUCTION OF POWER FOR HEATING AND COOLING

Producers of power for heating and cooling from renewable energy sources should ask the EEGO to issue guarantees of origin relating to the power they produce, pursuant to the current wording of Decree-Law 141/2010 of 31 December.
 
The issuing of guarantees of origin relating to the production of power for heating and cooling from renewable energy sources is done in accordance with the rules and procedures set out in the EEGO's Procedures Manual and is dependent upon the setting up of a pool of auditors who are properly qualified to inspect these facilities. 

AUDITS

Pursuant to Decree-Law 141/2010 of 31 December, in its current wording, the EEGO is responsible for conducting audits and monitoring the facilities and equipment used for production from renewable energy sources, as well as the power-measuring equipment that enables and ensures the correct qualification of the facilities and the guarantee or certification of origin of the electricity and heating and cooling power produced.  Audits are understood to be the set of checks and trials carried out pursuant to the legislation and regulations in force, and which are intended to confirm that the facility meets, or is still meeting, the applicable regulatory requirements so that the power production can be certified by guarantees of origin. The audits are conducted in accordance with the provisions set out in the EEGO's Procedures Manual.
 
The audits are conducted either by the EEGO itself or by properly qualified auditors whose qualification to carry out the activity of providing auditing services for facilities producing electricity through cogeneration or from renewable energy sources is governed by the requirements set out in Law 75/2015 of 28 July. The selection process used to assign an auditor to a particular audit is based on objective, transparent and non-discriminatory criteria.

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