Events

As the E-TRACK Project is actively seeking participation of all stakeholders, three rounds of consultations were organised in each country, and the outcomes and recommendations were presented at a high level conference in Brussels in March 2007. More information can be found below.

Project Conference

A European Tracking Standard for Electricity (E-TRACK )
European Conference on the future of energy certificate systems
Brussels, 9 March 2007

As part of the liberalisation of energy markets in Europe, electricity suppliers have been obliged to disclose the origin of their energy to consumers. This disclosure obligation, as well as support schemes for electricity from renewable energy or high-efficient cogeneration, requires accounting mechanisms in the energy market, which allow to “track” the information about how electricity was generated. As the national energy markets grow together to a European internal energy market, it is important that the procedures used for this accounting of electricity generation attributes are co-ordinated on the European level in order to avoid wrong information on disclosure statements.

The E-TRACK Project has analysed the requirements for accounting of electricity generation attributes and has developed a proposal for a comprehensive European tracking standard for electricity, which builds upon existing international certificate schemes. The conference will present the proposal and its implications, and will discuss the future of energy certification.
Confirmed speakers include: Mr. Claude Turmes (MEP), European Commission, Association of Issuing Bodies, Austrian Energy Agency, CertiQ (The Netherlands), European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), Energinet.dk (Denmark), Energy Research Centre (The Netherlands), Eurelectric, E.ON Energie (Germany), Federation of German Consumer Organisations, Flemish Regulator for the Electricity and Gas Market, VREG (Belgium), Öko-Institut (Germany), Pure Energi (United Kingdom), RECS International, Verbund (Austria) and VREG (Belgium).

Who attended
Authorities and regulators dealing with electricity markets, electricity generators, traders and suppliers, system operators, consumer and environmental organisations, energy certification bodies and consultants.

Documentation - presentations are available here.

The conference was supported by Statnett SF and by the Flemish Energy Agency.

StatnettFlemish Energy Agency

The E-TRACK Project is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

Intelligent Energy

Consultation workshops

> Workshop reports

The E-TRACK Project is designed around three rounds of intensive consultations with all stakeholders at national and European levels. This intensive consultation process included some 150 stakeholders in participating countries and forms an important contribution to the results of the project, aiding dissemination of information to and between the stakeholders.
Project partners cover nine European countries and consultation workshops were organised in each of these countries. All EU Member States as well as five further European countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland and Romania are invited for involvement in the project. Therefore, stakeholders from non-participating countries were invited to a national workshop in one of the participating countries. In addition, specific Nordic and Accession country workshop were be organised.

The minutes and presentations from those workshops can be found in the table Workshop Reports below.

National workshop Invited non-participating countries Country co-ordinator
Austria Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia Austrian Energy Agency
Herbert.ritter@energyagency.at
France Spain, Portugal

ObservER
diane.lescot@energies-renouvelables.org

Germany   Oeko
c.timpe@oeko.de
Italy Cyprus, Malta, Greece GRTN
natascia.falcucci@grtn.it
Lithuania Estonia, Latvia LEI
inga@mail.lei.lt
Netherlands Belgium, Luxembourg ECN
tendonkelaar@ecn.nl
Poland   Ecofys
K.Mirowska@ecofys.pl
Switzerland   Eawag/Cirus
jochen.markard@eawag.ch
United Kingdom Ireland IT Power
mark.draeck@itpower.co.uk
Nordic Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway Oeko
c.timpe@oeko.de
Accession countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania Oeko
d.seebach@oeko.de
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Workshop reports

  First workshop Second workshop Third workshop
General Slides Working Paper

working paper
appendix

Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia 13 May 2005
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18 May 2006
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12 January 2007
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France, Spain, Portugal

20 May 2005
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7 June 2006
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20 December 2006
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Germany 25 May 2005
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9 May 2006
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21 November 2006
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Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Malta

13 May 2005
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August 2006
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10 January 2007
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Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia

6 May 2005
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2 June 2006
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20 December 2006
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Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

24 Nov 2005
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5 July 2006
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23 November 2006
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Poland     20 March 2007
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Switzerland 28 April 2005
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19 May 2006
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27 November 2006
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United Kingdom, Ireland 16 May 2005
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24 July 2006
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4 December 2006
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Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden 7 June 2005
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15 May 2006
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29 November 2006
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Further bilateral meetings and conference presentations were held/given in Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania.     March 2007
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