Renewable energy guarantees of origin is one more tool to support low-carbon development of Ukraine

Created date

17 11 2022

Such vision of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) was presented during the "Green and Sustainable Recovery" discussion held on November 16, 2022 on the platform of the Ukrainian pavilion within the framework of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 27.

Despite all the challenges, Ukraine has been, is and remains committed to the European principles of low-carbon development.

One of the directions of decarbonization is renewable energy usage. In the EU, the document confirming the source of such energy is the guarantee of origin. Increasing consumer demand for green energy activates its production, further development of renewable energy as a whole and contributes to decarbonization.

The use of guarantees of energy origin is clearly regulated by European directives.

Ukraine also has the relevant commitments within the framework of European integration.

"Implementing the 4th Energy Package, we are working on creating an effective mechanism for issuing guarantees of origin that will be recognized not only by Ukraine, but also by the European Union," explained Olena Lenska, Director of the Renewable Energy Development Department of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE).

There is a number of regulatory and legal acts according to which the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine has a right to issue guarantees of origin for electricity from renewable sources and biomethane.

Currently, the SAE in cooperation with UNDP is improving the legislation to create a single platform of energy origin guarantees registers in Ukraine.

The introduction of guarantees of energy origin will stimulate clean energy production and consumption, reduction of the consequences of the CBAM introduction, competitiveness increase and decarbonization of the national economy, as well as cooperation strengthening with the EU.

"Despite the difficulties associated with the war, energy crisis, we are preparing a solution for a green recovery and see ourselves as a promising partner of the European Union on the path of decarbonization," - summed up Olena Lenska.

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