Utilities Middle East
Abu Dhabi DoE issues regulatory policy for clean energy certificates
As the accredited I-REC local issuer, DoE is the entity formally authorized to issue Clean Energy Certificates within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a Regulatory Policy for Clean Energy Certificates as part of its commitment to drive the transition to a sustainable decarbonised energy sector and marking a foundational step to establish a market for trading renewable and nuclear energy atributes in the emirate.
The Policy sets out the regulations and principles for implementing a clean energy certificates scheme in Abu Dhabi, as a measure to help reduce the carbon footprint associated with power generation while providing a reliable accreditation system that caters to the growing appetite among corporate businesses and households to contribute to the fight against climate change.
Since electricity generated from clean energy sources is indistinguishable from that produced by any other source, such an attribute tracking system is required to validate electricity providers’ and consumers’ claims of using low or zero-emissions electricity, thereby reducing their carbon footprint.
In order to support credible clean energy usage and delivery claims, DoE designed the Clean Energy Certificates scheme based on the internationally recognised attribute tracking system for renewable energy certificates developed by the International Renewable Energy Certificate Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard).
An agreement has been signed between both parties, appointing DoE as the accredited I-REC local issuer for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Four key parties have been identified as key enablers for implementing Abu Dhabi’s Clean Energy Certificates scheme.
The DoE is the ‘Issuer’, the entity formally authorised to issue Clean Energy Certificates within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi while I-REC Standard is responsible for providing a single central registry platform.