OPCOM: Over 1.053 million green certificates traded in 2012 by OPCOM

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A record number of 1,053,229 green certificates was traded last year on the Green Certificates Centralized Market, 2.33 times higher compared with 2011, when 451,841 units were traded, according to the data released by the energy market operator – OPCOM.

The weighted average price was 244.09 lei / green certificate (56.44 euros / green certificate, calculated at the exchange rate used in determining the trading value of green certificates on the green certificates market for the years 2011 and 2012).

The Green Certificate is a document attesting a quantity of 1 MWh of electricity produced from renewable energy sources.

The renewable sources eligible to participate in the Green Certificates trading system are hydro energy used in plants with an installed capacity of maximum 10 MW, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy and associated fuel gases, biomass, biogas, gas from fermentation of waste and gas from fermentation of sludge from wastewater treatment plants.

The mandatory annual quota for 2012 is 8.3 percent of the electricity supplied by each provider to final consumers.

The national target levels concerning the share of electricity in final electricity consumption for the years 2015 and 2020 are 35 percent and 38 percent, respectively.

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