TÜV SÜD – EE01 is a German ecolabel that promotes the use of new power plants, a mix of technologies and payments to support funds. TÜV Süd manages the ecolabel.

Buying Guarantees of Origin with this ecolabel guarantees that the renewable energy adheres to the ecolabel’s requirements.



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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.

For further information in English.

For further information in German.

Biogas with wind SOME

SDG-7-Clean-Energy (1)  SDG13-Climate-Action (1) 


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