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.
To access the VertiCer platform from September 1, 2023 onwards, you must select the service "Login MyVertiCer" by company "VertiCer B.V." with your EHerkenningprovider. The assurance level remains unchanged. For more information see our newsitem.
To trade in GvOs and CvOs, you register as a trader with VertiCer. A producer of electricity appoints a trader himself. You can indicate when you register whether producers can choose you as trader. Or perhaps you already have contact with a producer yourself.
After MoUs or CvOs are created, they will come into your trading account. You can then trade them to European energy suppliers or other traders. The MoUs and CvOs can also be charged off to end users or the NEa for HBEs. This takes place within VertiCer's trading portal.
To create a trading account, you pay an annual fee. In addition, monthly fees are charged for trading actions. The specific fees can be found here.
Who can become a trader?
If you want to register as a trader with VertiCer, you must meet the following condition:
- A Dutch branch address
- A Chamber of Commerce registration
- A valid VAT number
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Frequently asked questions
The manual can be found at Downloads.
The purpose of Guarantees of Origin and Certificates of Origin is to establish the origin of delivered energy. Once the delivered electricity or renewable thermal energy is physically delivered, certificates have to be withdrawn and thus cancelled. In addition, energy suppliers can use cancelled certificates to prove their electricity label.
Rates can be found here.
To do so, fill in the Takeover Form Commercial Account, and send it to VertiCer together with the Supplementary Declaration Commercial Account in pdf and signed. Both documents can be found under 'Downloads'.
To send the completed and signed form, you can request a secure link via [email protected]. VertiCer will then send you an e-mail with access to a secure link, through which you can submit your documents. VertiCer is a subsidiary of TenneT and Gasunie and the secure link you will receive is on behalf of TenneT TSO, but the documents you submit will only be accessible for VertiCer to process.