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  • Title: E-TRACK
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Electricity tracking.. E-TRACK Phase I.. E-TRACK Phase II.. Events.. Documents.. Partners.. Links.. E-mail alert.. Contacts.. The E-TRACK Project provides a detailed insight into the tracking of electricity, the requirements for the design and operation of tracking systems, which are set by market players, EU and Member States' legislation, covering 30 European countries, and offers a blue print for a European-wide standard for these tracking systems.. This website provides industry, policy makers, regulators, consumer groups and other stakeholders with a place to obtain information regarding the tracking of electricity and related issues, to get involved in the discussions, and to find out about the E-TRACK Project, phases I and II.. Phase I of the project was completed in June 2007.. All reports are available on this website under the item E-TRACK - Phase I -Archives.. Phase II of the project has refined the proposed tracking standard, by integrating  ...   project reports.. Finally, the action has developed a strategy for the further development of energy-related certification schemes and their potential integration.. The project was concluded in September 2009.. A follow-up project will be starting in Spring 2010.. More information will be given here.. The E-TRACK Project - Phase II is now complete,.. the final report.. ,.. revised proposals for the E-TRACK standard.. and.. all reports.. are available on this site under the item Documents.. Supported by.. Site design 2005,.. Textlynx.. Site content 2005,.. IT Power.. Oeko Institute.. Site credits.. Site partners: Oeko Institute, ECN, Cogen Europe, IT Power, ObservER, LEI, BET, E-Control, Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors.. It does not represent the opinion of the European Commission.. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Tracking
    Descriptive info: Electricity Tracking.. It is important to define what is meant by electricity tracking and several other terms and acronyms used in the E-TRACK Project.. In it s descriptions the E-TRACK Project will follow interpretations that are generally accepted by the industry, but it is also necessary to introduce new terms and add further detail to some interpretations, as well as harmonise the use of terms across the EU-30.. A.. glossary of terms and acronyms.. is separately available, but the ten most important terms are also explained briefly below.. Each of the terms will also be explained in the documents prepared by the project partners.. Terms.. Certificate-based tracking.. Electricity generation attributes.. Electricity Disclosure.. Explicit tracking.. Guarantees of Origin.. Implicit tracking.. Multiple counting.. Contract-based tracking.. Residual mix.. Electricity tracking is the process of assigning electricity generation attributes to electricity consumption.. Systems for assigning generation attributes to electricity suppliers and consumers respectively are required in order to facilitate a variety of policies such as:.. , which provide details about the overall fuel mix of the supplier and the respective environmental impact to final consumers (Directive 2003/54/EC); and.. for electricity from renewable energy sources or high efficiency cogeneration (Directives 2001/77/EC and 2004/8/EC).. This process of assigning attributes may be based on various forms of allocation and tracking.. Three main processes can be distinguished (and are further explained below): contract-based and certificate-based tracking, which are both forms of explicit tracking, and implicit tracking.. Existing systems are generally made up of a combination of such allocations.. Please note that electricity tracking does not involve the tracking of electrons or physical flow of electricity across networks.. top ^.. Electricity generation attributes are pieces of information about electricity generated.. Attributes generally include the energy source and technology used for generation and the greenhouse gas emissions and nuclear waste associated with the generating process, information on which is required for electricity disclosure.. More detailed information may also be given depending on the purposes which might require tracking of such information, for example a support attribute may specify whether the unit of electricity is eligible for one or several support schemes (such as obligations or feed-in tariffs), and whether such support has actually been used.. In the case of RES-E, a target attribute can specify whether the underlying generation can be credited towards the fulfilment of the indicative target for the expansion of RES-E under the Renewables Directive (2001/77/EC).. Under a disclosure scheme, a disclosure attribute might contain a unique proof that a unit of electricity has been generated, which can be used to allocate this generation to a unit of electricity consumption for disclosure purposes.. Depending on the design of tracking schemes, some of the attributes for the respective unit of electricity may be separated, for example in a separate tracking scheme, so that not all attributes are necessarily allocated in parallel.. This can be the case where, for example, a tracking system is in place for electricity disclosure while a tradable renewable electricity certificate (TREC) system is in place for supporting RES-E.. Tracking of electricity attributes from an explicit (set of) electricity generating plant which were allocated to a unit of electricity.. Explicit tracking includes certificates or contract-based methods and is opposed to implicit tracking.. Tracking of electricity attributes which were allocated using averages and statistics, as opposed to explicit tracking.. Implicit tracking could utilise for  ...   to final customers have to disclose to their customers the contribution of different energy sources to the portfolio of the supplier in the preceding year.. They must also disclose related environmental impact indicators, at least in terms of CO.. 2.. emissions and the production of nuclear waste.. The objective of disclosure is to provide consumers with relevant information about power generation and to allow for informed consumer choice, and for choice not to be based on electricity prices alone.. In a liberalised market, disclosure requires some sort of tracking of the required attributes from generation to the supplier.. Member states have implemented national legislation on disclosure in different ways, sometimes also allowing for disclosure of differentiated product information (e.. a green power product and a standard product).. While green power quality labelling is based on subjective quality criteria, which usually exclude a significant part of the electricity market from labelling, disclosure is an objective information scheme for the whole electricity market, providing consumers with information which they can use following their individual preferences.. Guarantees of Origin were introduced by two European Directives: for RES-E, the GO is defined in Directive 2001/77/EC, Art.. 5, and for high efficiency cogeneration in Directive 2004/8/EC, Art.. 5.. Based on the text of the respective Directives, the GO shall enable producers of electricity from renewable energy sources or from high efficiency cogeneration to demonstrate that the electricity they sell is produced from the respective sources or technologies within the meaning of the Directives.. The GOs as defined by these Directives are issued on request only and therefore will most likely cover only part of the respective markets.. Because the Directives do not specify the instrument of the GO in much detail, the implementation of GO in member states and their potential application shows a significant variation (see the report from the REGO project for details,.. http://www.. re-go.. info.. ).. Multiple counting is a situation where certain attributes from a single unit of electricity are counted several times either for the same purpose or for several purposes which are conflicting or overlapping.. The use of attributes for several non-conflicting or overlapping purposes is not classed as multiple counting.. Multiple counting usually leads to false information for participants in the electricity market and/or governments, and may lead to unjustified income for certain actors.. Energy policies and tracking systems should be designed in a way as to minimise the risk of multiple counting.. The residual mix is the set of electricity attributes which have not otherwise been attributed to electricity supplies.. The residual mix therefore is a specific procedure to combine implicit tracking with mechanisms of explicit tracking.. The use of a residual mix requires a system for explicit tracking held in a central registry.. After the allocation of the explicitly-tracked attributes, all units of electricity which are not covered by explicit tracking can then be assigned with a default value for the required attributes.. This default value can be determined based on a statistical average, e.. all power generation in the respective country, corrected by all attributes which have been tracked explicitly (this correction is the origin of the name residual mix ).. By applying this correction, unintentional multiple-counting of attributes occurring when implicit and explicit tracking are used in parallel can be largely avoided.. For further information on these terms and background,.. see the glossary..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : The project
    Descriptive info: Documents.. |.. The E-TRACK Project.. The E-TRACK Project provides a detailed insight into the tracking of electricity, the requirements for the design and operation of tracking systems, which are set by market players, EU and Member States legislation, covering 30 European countries, and offers a blue print for a European-wide standard for these tracking systems.. This website provides industry, policy makers, regulators, consumer groups and other stakeholders with a place to obtain information regarding the tracking of electricity and related issues, to get  ...   , revised proposals for the E-TRACK standard and.. are available on this site.. For E-TRACK phase II report, click here.. This website will continue to act as a cross point for relevant information, and will also keep you up to date with the progress of the follow up project E-TRACK II, to be launched in October 2007 and which will continue to monitor the tracking systems in European Member States, as well as the stakeholder negotiations, with a specific focus on consumer's interests..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : The project
    Descriptive info: The E-TRACK Project - phase II.. Background.. Objectives.. Work programme.. Expected results.. With Directives 96/02/EC and 2003/54/EC, the EU has introduced liberalisation of the electricity markets in its Member States and has created the framework for an internal European market for electricity.. Directives 2001/77/EC and 2004/8/EC contain regulations on Guarantees of Origin, which serve to enable producers to demonstrate that the electricity they sell is produced from renewable energy sources or high efficiency cogeneration.. Directive 2003/54/EC requires suppliers to provide details about their fuel mix and the respective environmental impact (disclosure).. Disclosing a fuel mix or a green power product requires a procedure to track electricity generation attributes , such as fuel type, CO2 emissions etc.. from generators to electricity suppliers and their customers.. Support systems for RES electricity and high efficiency cogeneration may require similar allocation systems.. Such accounting systems can significantly contribute to transparency for the consumer s choice and to improved market functioning.. Harmonisation of such tracking schemes across Europe is a keystone for the development of a transparent internal European market for electricity.. The E-TRACK project, which was terminated in June 2007, has successfully developed a blueprint for a European tracking standard.. Principles of the standard have been taken over by several countries.. However, tracking systems used in Europe are still far from being coordinated, and double counting and other errors can occur, which compromises the reliability of information provided to consumers and other actors.. back to top.. Based on the results from the E-TRACK project, the proposed action will continue the process of harmonisation of tracking systems across Europe with the objective to make their results more accurate and reliable.. New elements compared to Phase I of the project :.. Focus on the integration of the new GO for cogeneration.. Focus on the specific requirements from new Member States.. Support to consumer organisations in defining their requirements on tracking systems and the related policies,.. Comprehension of the views of non-domestic consumers.. Development of a strategy for a cost effective development and integration of energy-related certification schemes.. The work programme is structured in six work packages, which aim at the production of the main results from the project, and three management and communication work packages.. WP 1 (Management).. leader Oeko-Institut.. overall project management, quality control and reporting tasks.. relations to the Advisory Group.. WP2 (Tracking-related policies).. leader IT Power.. update of the inventory and analysis of tracking related policies.. best-practice recommendations for the implementation of tracking-related policies, and an enquiry on the actual impact of the project.. WP 3 (Tracking in New Member States).. leader AGEN-RS.. covers the specific requirements  ...   important feedback to the project team.. implementation of a variety of additional dissemination activities.. WP 9 (Common Dissemination Activities).. implementation of specific dissemination activities as requested by the EACI.. Phase I of the E-TRACK project produced a blueprint for a tracking standard for electricity in Europe, which mainly consists of a combination of two elements:.. an explicit tracking system based on registries, in which the ownership of attributes of instances of electricity generation is recorded.. a residual mix , which represents all attributes of power generation in a certain region, minus all attributes which have been allocated through the explicit tracking system, and adjusted by imports and exports.. Compared to these results, the second phase of E-TRACK will have the following added value:.. A continued monitoring of the implementation of tracking-related policies in Europe, including the new GO for HE-CHP;.. An in-depth analysis of the challenges in implementing the GO for HE-CHP in Europe.. A focused analysis of the specific requirements from new Member States and their young electricity markets.. A capacity-building action with European consumer organisations, supporting them in the development of their own requirements for the tracking standard.. A consultation with stakeholders about the E-TRACK standard and tracking-related policies in the 29 European countries.. A long-term strategy for the further development of energy-related certification schemes and their potential integration.. A further development of the recommendations for governments on improvements and coordination of tracking-related policies, and of the E-TRACK standard as required by changes in market conditions and legislation.. Continuation of the dissemination activities with the objective to support the actual implementation of the E-TRACK standard in Europe.. Long term results.. Similar to Phase I of the E-TRACK project, the intended long-term impact of the action is to contribute to the development of an internal market for electricity which reflects the attributes of electricity generation and therefore allows market participants to provide their customers with reliable information about the sources of electricity and will foster market transparency.. At the same time, the tracking standard will facilitate a variety of support schemes for RES-E and from cogeneration, such as feed-in systems, quota obligations or tax exemptions.. Based on the tracking standard, these support schemes can be implemented in a way that is compatible with the requirements of the electricity market.. The tracking standard not only supports labelling of electricity, it also helps to improve the functionality of support schemes for electricity from RES and cogeneration.. Because of the inclusion of high-efficient cogeneration, the project will also have a positive impact on the heat market, and might enhance the market share of cogeneration based on biomass..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Events
    Descriptive info: E-TRACK's European conference on the 26th of june 2009.. On 26 June 2009, the European conference Creating Transparency in European Electricity Markets was successfully held in Brussels.. It gathered around 100 participants and was introduced by Peter Vis, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Piebalgs and Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament.. The following topics were discussed :.. EU policy objectives and the relation between green energy policies.. The implementation of electricity disclosure and Guarantees of Origin in Europe.. Consumer expectations.. Good practice examples for tracking.. Future development of the European Energy Certificate System.. Further requirements for the harmonisation of the tracking systems.. See the agenda.. Download complete set of presentations.. Final conference slideshow.. Other events.. Workshops on tracking-related policies for consumer organisations.. In order to increase the interest of consumer organisations in the issues covered by the project, two workshops for energy experts from European consumer organisations will be organised.. The objective of these workshops is to explain the relevance of tracking-related policies and tracking systems to the participants, and to assist the participants in developing joint positions on the consumer requirements for tracking systems and related policies.. Where possible,  ...   based on the stronger integration of the Nordic power market, and related policies, compared to other regions in Europe.. Therefore, a total of 26 workshops will be held across Europe The target group for the workshops include the following actors from the respective countries:.. Government officials, regulators.. Transmission System Operators (TSOs).. electricity generators and suppliers.. electricity traders and operators of power exchanges.. consumer and environmental NGOs.. representatives of large consumers (industrial, commercial and public).. National workshop.. Date.. Place.. Country co-ordinator.. AT.. 30/06/08.. Vienna.. helmut.. sprongl@e-control.. at.. All WS documents.. BE.. 27/10/08.. Brussels.. mark.. draeck@itpower.. co.. uk.. BG.. 21/10/08.. Sofia.. thomas.. bouquet@gmail.. com.. stefan.. craenen@cogeneurope.. eu.. CH.. 12/03/09.. Bern.. c.. timpe@oeko.. de.. CY.. 26/01/09.. Nicosi.. diane.. lescot@energies-renouvelables.. org.. CZ.. 18/02/09.. Prague.. Ervin.. Sersen@agen-rs.. si.. gorazd.. skerbinek@agen-rs.. DE.. 14/07/08.. Berlin.. EE.. 30/10/08.. Tallin.. inga@mail.. lei.. lt.. ES.. 23/10/08.. Madrid.. FR.. 29/07/08.. Paris.. GB.. 17/10/08.. London.. GR.. 20/02/09.. Athens.. HU.. 04/06/09.. Budapest.. WS documents.. IE.. 23/06/09.. Dublin.. IT.. 28/10/2008.. Rome.. LV.. 29/09/08.. Riga.. LT.. Kaunas.. LU.. 12/12/08.. Luxembourg.. j.. jansen@ecn.. nl.. MT.. Sliema.. NL.. 28/10/08.. Amsterdam.. Nordic.. 17/11/08.. Stockholm.. PL.. 22/01/09.. Warsaw.. PT.. 18/11/08.. Lisbon.. RO.. 05/11/08.. Bucarest.. SK.. 04/12/08.. Bratislava.. SI.. 10/12/08.. Maribor..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : The project
    Descriptive info: All public deliverables from the project will be downloadable from this page.. Project fact sheet.. Fact sheet.. Download all reports produced in each work package :.. WP2-Tracking-related policies.. Report on the Inventory of Tracking Systems in Europe.. Inventory of Tracking Systems in Europe - Annex : country reports.. Relevant legislative texts for all investigated countries.. WP3 Tracking in new Member States.. Situation NMS_Report_final.. WP4-Cogeneration GO.. CHP GO Report_final.. WP5 Consumer requirements.. Consumer requirements report.. Meetings with consumer associations.. WP6 Long-term developments.. WP6 report on long term development of energy related certification schemes.. WP7 Recommendations.. Recommendations from the E-TRACK II project.. Revised E-TRACK Standard, version 3.. 0.. WP8 Communication and  ...   downloaded.. here.. Articles.. The following articles have been written by the project team:.. Elektrotehni ka revija 4_2008 (SI) :.. Atributi električne energije in njihovo sledenje.. Systèmes Solaires n 189 (FR) :.. Mieux tracer l'électricité.. Article for the 6th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM09) :.. The state of implementation of electricity disclosure and Guarantees of Origin across Europe.. Energy World September 2009 (UK) :.. "Towards an improved tracking of electricity".. QUALENERGIA 2010 (IT) :.. " Towards a better tracking of electricity ".. WP9 Common Dissemination Activities.. Download the Energy Intelligent - Europe brochure on 22 projects funded by the European Commission, among which E-TRACK on page 7..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Project partners
    Descriptive info: Project partners.. Institute for Applied Ecology.. (Oeko-Institut).. Project Leader.. Germany.. Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands.. (ECN).. Netherlands.. Energy Control GmbH.. (E-Control).. Austria.. Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.. Slovenia.. IT Power Ltd.. United Kingdom.. Observatoire des énergies renouvelables.. (ObservER).. France.. Büro für Energiewirtschaft und technische Planung GmbH.. (BET).. The European Association for the Promotion of Gogeneration.. (Cogen Europe).. Belgium.. Lithuanian Energy Institute.. (LEI).. Lithuania.. Ademe cofinances part of Observ'ER's work in E-TRACK II..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Links
    Descriptive info: E-TRACK : Links.. Related projects.. REGO.. info/rego.. html.. The Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (RE-GO) project aims to assist Member States with the implementation of Guarantees of Origin (GO) by providing pertinent information and a venue to share experiences.. 4CE.. electricitylabels.. com/index.. html.. The Consumer Choice and Carbon Consciousness for Electricity (4C Electricity) project was working towards the development of an electricity disclosure label for the European liberalised electricity market.. TRECKIN.. treckin.. Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates Know-how Initiatives Network (TRECKIN) is the European component of a worldwide network that facilitates and stimulates initiatives in the field of Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs) by government authorities, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.. The network is independent and is run by a world-wide network of committed 'continental' teams.. ASCERT.. http://ascert.. energyprojects.. net.. Renewable Electricity Certificates in EU Accession Countries project is to investigate the application of green certificate trading systems for the support of renewable electricity production in five NAS (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland Romania).. REALISE-FORUM.. realise-forum.. The REALISE-FORUM project aims to strengthen the strategies for increasing the share of renewables in liberalising energy markets.. ".. CONSUMER INFORMATION ON ELECTRICITY.. " (carried out on 2003).. http://ec..  ...   of Gogeneration (Cogen Europe) :.. cogen.. Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie (Ademe).. ademe.. fr.. Eawag/Cirus Centre for innovation research in the utility sector.. cirus.. ch.. Vattenfall.. vattenfall.. Tennet.. tennet.. Industry and stakeholder organisations.. Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB).. aib-net.. Renewable Energy Certificate Systems (RECS).. recs.. RECS advocates a standard certificate as evidence of the production of renewable energy and provides a methodology for trading or otherwise using it separate to the associated physical energy.. This enables a market for renewable energy to be created, so prompting the development of new renewable energy capacity in Europe.. www.. Netherlands Issuing Body.. certiq.. nl/english/.. UK Renewable Power Association.. r-p-a.. Council of European Energy Regulators.. ceer-eu.. org/.. Green Electricity Marketplace.. greenelectricity.. Switch on to green electricity! This website gives you details of all of the 'green' tariffs on offer to UK domestic customers.. TRECNET.. trecnet.. A network of world-wide organisations aiming to advance the development and sharing of information, knowledge and experience about Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs).. SWISSGRID.. swissgrid.. The Swiss transmission system co-ordinator and Central Monitoring Office for RECS.. European Commission.. DG Energy and Transport.. eu/dgs/energy_transport/index_en.. Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI).. eu/energy/intelligent/index_en..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Contacts
    Descriptive info: For information on newly uploaded reports, please leave your e-mail..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Contacts
    Descriptive info: Project co-ordinator:.. Christof Timpe.. Oeko-Institut e.. V.. - Institute for Applied Ecology.. Freiburg - Darmstadt - Berlin.. For general information about the E-TRACK Project please contact project assistant Liv Becker (.. l.. becker@oeko.. PO 50 02 40, D-79028 Freiburg, Germany.. Tel.. : +49-761-45 295-28.. Fax: +49-761-45 295-88.. Website content:.. Diane Lescot - Research Manager.. E-mail:.. Observ'ER.. 146 rue de l'université.. 75007 Paris - France.. Tel: +33 (0)1 44 18 00 80.. Fax: +33 (0)1 44 18 00 36.. For  ...   leaders or main participants :.. WP 1 Management.. Contact : Christof Timpe, Oeko-Institute,.. WP2 Tracking-related policies.. Contact : Mark Draeck, IT Power,.. WP 3 Tracking in New Member States.. Contact : Gorazd Skerbinek, AGEN-RS,.. WP 4 Cogeneration GO.. Contacts : Jaap Jansen, ECN,.. Koen Schoots, ECN, schoots@ecn.. WP 5 Consumer requirements.. Contact : Jaap Jansen, ECN,.. WP 6 Long-term developments.. Helmut Sprongl, E-Control,.. WP 7 Recommendations.. WP 8 Communication Dissemination.. Contact : Diane Lescot, Observ'ER,.. WP 9 Common Dissemination Activities..

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  • Title: E-TRACK : Site credits
    Descriptive info: All photographs on the site photos.. com unless specified otherwise.. Site partners: Oeko Institute, ECN, Pure Energi, Austrian Energy Agency, IT Power, ObservER, LEI, BET, E-Control, GRTN, Ademe..

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