"Many customers would like to be supplied directly with electricity from new domestic green power plants, ideally from their region. The green power market model would make this possible," explains GSL Chair Rosa Hemmers. "Innovative forms of supplying end customers with green power can support the transformation of the energy supply. The green power market model is sophisticated, it is transparent, does not cause additional costs compared to the EEG and is possible under European law. We therefore call on policymakers to use their creative leeway and include the model in the EEG."
A supply model based on the green power market model was also integrated into the new criteria for the Grüner Strom-Label, which only recently came into force. According to these, energy providers that supply a substantial portion of their green power customers with electricity from wind and solar plants will in future be able to cushion their additional financial outlay with subsidies from green power certification. "In this way, we want to support energy providers in pursuing new, energy-economically sensible paths in supplying their customers," says Rosa Hemmers.
About Grüner Strom Label e.V.
The Grüner Strom Label e.V. certifies green energy products. The association awards two seals of approval for this purpose: the Green Electricity Label for green electricity with added value and the Green Gas Label for environmentally compatible biogas. The association is backed by seven non-profit environmental and consumer associations and peace organizations. The Green Electricity and Green Gas labels are the only quality seals for green electricity and biogas in Germany that are supported by leading environmental associations.