In the 2021 certification period, 39 green electricity products from 18 energy providers have been 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 2021.
Stadtwerke Menden and ESDG Energie-Service Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH are two energy suppliers whose products have undergone the full testing procedure for the first time. The certification of Stadtwerke Menden's "naturliebeStrom" electricity product has added an electricity tariff that creates habitats for insects and plants in the town of Menden. In the meantime, more than 75 green electricity products have been awarded the seal of approval by environmental associations.
The Grüner Strom-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 1,350 projects have already been supported with more than 65 million euros.