Green certificates and levies
The implementation of public service obligations and the collection of levies are imposed on the network operator by regulatory decisions of federal and regional governments.
Sale of Walloon green certificates - auction organized by Solar Chest
In order to spread the tariff impact of the public service obligation that weighs in on Elia because of the obligation to buy green certificates at a guaranteed minimum price, the Walloon regulation put in place a reservation mechanism in 2015 for a portion of the excess certificates. Through this mechanism, certificates (with an extension of their remaining validity period) are temporarily withdrawn from the market and kept in reserve by Solar Chest and, a few months before the expiry of their reservation, offered back for resale on the market.
Solar Chest will organize auctions for green certifcates in 2021 as provided in Article 42 of the Electricity Decree of 12 April 2001. For further information, please visit www.solarchest.be.
Indicative schedule for auctions of green certificates and combined heat and power certificates
Elia organises auctions of green certificates and combined heat and power (CHP) certificates.
The indicative auction schedule is shown below, and may change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
|Announcement by Elia||Deadline for submission of participants' bids||Attribution||Auction scope|
|02/06/2021||16/06/2021||18/06/2021||Flemish regulation – Green Certificates and Combined Heat and Power Certificates|
|02/06/2021||16/06/2021||18/06/2021||Federal regulation - Walloon Green Certificates|
|03/11/2021||17/11/2021||19/11/2021||Flemish regulation – Green Certificates and Combined Heat and Power Certificates|