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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  Through this mechanism, certificates (with an extension of their remaining validity period) are temporarily withdrawn from the market and kept in reserve by Solar Chest and, a few months before the expiry of their reservation, offered back for resale on the market.

In this context, Solar Chest is organizing an auction for a proposed volume of a bit more than 846.154 certificates as provided in Article 42 of the Electricity Decree of 12 April 2001.

Bids must be submitted to Solar Chest no later than Friday 11 September à 16h.

The practical details of these auctions can be found on the Solar Chest website at the following address.

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 
04/11/2020 18/11/2020 23/11/2020 Flemish regulation – Green Certificates and Combined Heat and Power Certificates 
If you have questions on the sale of Walloon green certificates to Elia
You can reach us from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday to Friday. 

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