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For hydrogen producers

Welcome to VertiCer, the counter for certification of renewable energy carriers.

Are you a hydrogen producer, or planning to become one? We would like to help you on your way! This page tells you what you need to do to receive Guarantees of Origin for the hydrogen you produce. 

What does VertiCer do?

VertiCer is the institution in the Netherlands that issues Guarantees of Origin (GvO) and certificate of origin (CvO) for all sustainable energy carriers. A GvO is the only proof that energy has been generated in a sustainable way. A CvO is the only proof that electricity was generated from fossil sources. Both GvOs and CvOs can be traded. VertiCer is the central point for all matters relating to this certification.

Select which topic you want to know more about below, or view the frequently asked questions.

Registration as a hydrogen producer

To qualify for Guarantees of Origin, you register as a producer with VertiCer. You also register your production installation(s). All production installations must be approved by the grid manager and/or metering officer.

Roadmap for producer and production plant registration

  1. You can register yourself as a producer by filling in the registration form.
  2. You will receive VertiCer's general terms and conditions.
  3. You will receive an activation link for your account on the VertiCer hydrogen environment. After activation, you set your password and complete the required data. VertiCer then approves your registration.
  4. You register your production plant with VertiCer. You do this by emailing the signed determination form and the approved measurement protocol to [email protected]. The determination form can be found here.
  5. VertiCer assesses the notification of your production plant. When all documents are submitted correctly and completely, we register your production plant. Your hydrogen production plant is finally registered.

  6. Register Producer


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Your production plant has been registered. What now?

Measured values
The measured values of your hydrogen plant are transmitted monthly by your metering company to VertiCer. VertiCer processes supplied measurement values for your installations.

Reporting requirement
See overview.

Frequently asked questions

What is the notification status of my generating plant?

You can find the current status of your electricity or thermal energy production plant in the application. 

  1. Waiting for ApprovalThe grid operator has not yet given its approval. You can check the reason with the grid operator.
  2. On hold: The grid operator has put the registration on hold. You can check the reason with the grid operator.
  3. Approved: Good news! VertiCer will finally register the installation within 3 days.
  4. RejectedThe registration has been rejected. You can check the reason with the network operator.
  5. Expired: Your installation's registration has expired. You must re-register your installation.
How can I switch traders?

For electricity, green gas and hydrogen: 

You can make the trader switch yourself in MyVertiCer. Choose your role in the menu bar with the appropriate energy carrier. Through this page you can go to MyVertiCer.

Why should I use a trader? Can't I sell my GoOs myself?

A registered trading account with VertiCer is required to trade MoUs and COOs. You can decide which trader you choose. This does not have to be your energy supplier. We recommend that you contact a trader in advance to record possible agreements about the COOs.

However, selling your own green gas and hydrogen GoOs can be done by the producer.

My registration for my production plant is about to expire. What should I do?

For Electrical and thermal power generation plants:

You can renew your registration from 3 months prior to the date your registration expires.

You can arrange the renewal of your registration for an electric generating plant yourself online in My VertiCer. You can also find explanations on renewal in the user manual for producers in 'Downloads'. You then submit a so-called Re-request for Determination. After approval from your grid operator, you will receive a confirmation of this re-registration from VertiCer. The effective date of the reregistration corresponds to the end date of the previous registration. 

The renewal of your registration of a thermal energy production plant has not yet been digitised. You will receive an e-mail from us with a document attached approximately 3 months before your registration expires. You as the producer and your metering company must sign the document. You can then send it in PDF to [email protected]. VertiCer will then process the extension for you and you will receive a confirmation as soon as the registration has been extended.

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