Issued guarantees of origin
Energinet issues guarantees of origin each month as documentation for the biogas injected to the distribution- and transmission grid. The number of issued guarantees of origin has increased from 2.2 million in 2018 to approx. 6 million in 2021
Energinet issues the guarantees of origin to the owners of the plants upgrading the biogas to the gas grid. They can either sell them directly to a consumer or to a third party who manages the further sale.
Each guarantee of origin represents 1 MWh green gas in the grid and documents from which biogas plant the gas was produced and when it was produced.
Guarantees of origin may also be called certificates.
The number of annually issued guarantees of origin/certificates. Statistics updated with data covering up to and including October 31, 2023.
Sold guarantees of origin are registered in Energinet’s registry
The sellers of the guarantees of origin are obliged to cancel a number of guarantees of origin in Energinet’s registry, corresponding to the number they have sold. The cancellations ensure that the guarantees of origin are only sold once.
The cancellations can happen in 4 ways and indicate the geographic consumption of the certifi-cates:
- At the border to Germany: Europe
- They can be transferred to the German certificate registry DENA
- To Danish consumers
- At the border to Sweden
Number of sold certificates 2018-2023
The numbers are based on cancelled guarantees of origin in Energinet’s registry. Statistics updated with data covering up to and including October 31, 2023.