Acts and decrees
Finland has the Act (1050/2021) and Decree (1081/2021) on Guarantees of Origin for Energy in force. The act verifies the EU's RED II directive, the aim of which is the promotion of the use of energy that originates from renewable energy sources, and which requires all EU Member States to execute a guarantee of origin system. The guarantee of origin of electricity is the only way to certify that the electricity has been produced using renewable or nuclear energy sources.
The standard unit of the guarantee of origin is 1 MWh and it will be possible to transfer them between EU/EEA states.
Energy Authority regulations
The Energy Authority has issued a regulation based on the enclosed attachment about deadlines that must be observed when allocating used guarantees of origin to a certain calendar year, and when giving the Energy Authority information concerning the use of guarantees of origin.
According to Section 2 of the regulation, the obligation to certify the origin of electricity informed as having been produced from renewable energy sources must be met by cancelling guarantees of origin allocated to the previous calendar year with the registrar by 31 March the following year.
- Energy Authority: Instructions for certifying and disclosing the origin of electricity (unofficial translation)
- Energy Authority regulation concerning guarantees of origin of electricity (in Finnish)
- Energy Authority instructions: Recognition of GOs issued by EU and EEA countries in Finland (in Finnish)
- Energy Authority instructions: Cancelling GOs for conversion between energy forms (Unofficial translation)
- Act on Certification and Disclosure of Origin of Electricity (Unofficial translation, valid until 2.12.2021)
- Government Decree on the Certification of Origin of Electricity (Unofficial translation, valid until 8.12.2021)
- Ministry of Trade and Industry: Decree on power plants' auxiliaries (in Finnish)