To obtain green certificates, you have to own a green electricity generating installation, i.e. an installation that uses a renewable source of energy, or a CHP system. This installation has to be certified by Brugel, the Brussels energy market regulator.
The number of green certificates you are entitled to is calculated based on the meter readings that you send in at Brugel.
To be entitled to green certificates, your installation has to generate electricity while emitting less CO2 than a conventional installation. This can be done in two ways:
To obtain green certificates, your electricity generating installation has to fulfil a number of conditions:
As soon as your installation has generated 1MWh, Brugel can allocate you your first green certificates. You will then be allocated these certificates for ten years as of the certification date. The calculation formula in force on this date will be applied for this ten-year period.
To obtain your green certificates, you have to send Brugel your meter reading:
Brugel allocates you your green certificates on the basis of the electricity you generate. In fact, you do not receive any payment, but the number of green certificates to which you are entitled is recorded in its database. You then have five years to sell them and obtain payment.
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