For private individuals
Welcome to VertiCer, the one-stop shop for certification of renewable energy systems.
Are you a producer of electricity? Or are you planning to become one? Then you can satisfy all your needs on this page. We will gladly help you on your journey!
Want to send, view or change data? Choose what you want to do below and you will be taken to the right place.
What does VertiCer do?
VertiCer is the institution in the Netherlands that issues Guarantees of Origin (GoO) and certificate of origin (CoO) for all sustainable energy carriers. A GoO is the only proof that energy has been generated in a sustainable way. A CoO is the only proof that electricity was generated from fossil sources. Both GoOs and CoOs 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.
Frequently asked questions
You can find the current status of your electricity or thermal energy production plant in the application.
- Waiting for Approval: The grid operator has not yet given its approval. You can check the reason with the grid operator.
- On hold: The grid operator has put the registration on hold. You can check the reason with the grid operator.
- Approved: Good news! VertiCer will finally register the installation within 3 days.
- Rejected: The registration has been rejected. You can check the reason with the network operator.
- Expired: Your installation's registration has expired. You must re-register your installation.
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.
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.
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.