In the 2017 certification period, 31 green electricity products from 16 energy providers were awarded the Green Electricity Label. Every two years, it must be demonstrated that the criteria of the label are met. On the basis of the expert reports prepared, which were validated by the independent institute GUTcert, we carried out the certification at the end of November 2017.
AggerEnergie GmbH and Fair Trade Power Deutschland GmbH are two energy suppliers whose products have undergone the full testing procedure for the first time. The certification of Fair Trade Power Deutschland GmbH means that consumers throughout Germany now have access to more than 20 green electricity tariffs that have been awarded the green electricity label by environmental associations. More than 80 green power products have now been awarded the seal of approval.
The Green Electricity Label obliges energy providers to invest a fixed amount per kilowatt hour consumed in energy transition projects. By promoting various projects, such as photovoltaic and wind power plants, the nature-compatible and decentralized expansion of renewable energies is advanced. As part of the certifications, more than 1,300 projects have already been supported with more than 55 million euros.