Electricity products eligible for TÜV Süd CMS Standard 80 certification must meet one out of the three criteria options for the new renewables requirement:
Option 1: New renewables requirement: At least 30% of the energy agreed in the contracts for the delivery of renewable energy is derived from new generation power plants less than three years old.
Option 2: Support funds: The certificate holder pays at least EUR 0.02 per KWh or EUR 2 per MWh electricity consumed, with the money being invested in a support fund.
Option 3 Technology mix: To fulfil this option the supplier needs to fulfil the following minimum share of their electricity contracts from the following technologies:
- Hydropower less than 2 MW: 15%
- Wind power: 20%
- Solar energy, Geothermal, biomass, biogas/biomethan smaller than 2 MW: 5%
- The plants must have been commissioned after 1 January 2000.
The power plants cannot receive any production support.
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