A significant share of the electricity in the European grid is produced by burning fossil fuels. Hence, to ensure that energy one consumes comes from renewable sources, one must match the volume with Guarantees of Origin, the instruments employed to document renewable energy.
Transportation, however, presents unique challenges. As opposed to static consumption spots, such as buildings, data centres or factories, transport is – self-evidently – mobile. So, should we attempt to measure the output of charging points, or would it be better to count the usage of individual cars, trains, and buses?
Ecohz has explored both alternatives and collaborated with electric vehicle (EV) associations, suppliers of charging equipment, infrastructure developers, car manufacturers, and power producers to transform Europe’s transport system.
In cooperation with the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, Ecohz worked to ensure that all-electric vehicles in Norway consume renewable electricity by providing Guarantees of Origin for the annual electricity usage of individual EVs. Thus, the renewable guarantee follows the car, independently of where it is charged.
Meanwhile, in tandem with Green Motion, the Swiss manufacturer of EV charging equipment, Ecohz developed a scheme for charging stations. All charging spots property of Green Motion received Guarantees of Origin from Ecohz corresponding with the charger’s consumption. This ensures that all Green Motion customers receive renewable power through their charging equipment.
“The source of the power being a sensitive topic in the field of electric mobility, I wanted our company to take responsibility as a provider of charging infrastructure using the Norwegian company Ecohz, European leader in the field of Guarantees of Origin, to assure and document the origin of the power delivered”.
François Randin, CEO of Green Motion.