Energy Attribute Certificates

In the grid, renewable electricity is mixed with nuclear and fossil power. Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) allow businesses to track the origin of electricity, prove the consumption of renewables, and meet clean energy targets.

Energy Attribute Certificates

How EACs work

When green power plants generate a unit of electricity – typically 1 MWh – and inject it into the grid, an EAC is issued. The certificate contains information like the production date, location, and technology. Consumers can then buy the certificate to claim unique ownership of the environmental benefits of renewable electricity, reducing their carbon footprint.

Why should companies buy EACs?

EACs document that your business consumes electricity from renewable sources. They allow you to reduce your environmental impact in a way that fits your business strategy and to support clean energy without the need to change your physical power provider. 

Moreover, EACs are the primary tool to comply with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and improve corporate sustainability ratings in line with the Science Based Targetsinitiative and RE100 goals. 

Types of EACs

Based on geographic location, there are several kinds of EACs. Each category is bound by a combination of national borders, trade agreements, or grid connections.

Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) by geographic region
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Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in Europe
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in North America
International REC Standard (I-RECs) in a growing number of countries
Peace Renewable Energy Credits (P-RECs)
National Systems

Purchasing EACs

We simplify how companies procure clean electricity and provide them with the best energy mix according to their needs.

Step 01

Based on your country and volume of consumption, we discuss how we can help you reach your renewable energy ambitions.

Step 02

Based on your country and volume of consumption, we discuss how we can help you reach your renewable energy ambitions.

Step 03

Based on your country and volume of consumption, we discuss how we can help you reach your renewable energy ambitions.

Step 04

Based on your country and volume of consumption, we discuss how we can help you reach your renewable energy ambitions.

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Scope 2
Ecolabels

Consume renewable energy meeting requirements of specific standards or ecolabels. Buy Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) from power plants that meet stricter environmental standards and are verified by an external auditor. Choose between national or international ecolabels and standards, document the age and type of the power plant, technology and unique operational focus, and raise funds for renewable energy projects.

Power plants

Ecohz provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of more than 400 power plants, located across five continents. This enables you to choose specific power plants with distinct characteristics, including choice of technology, location, age, size, and owner profile.

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