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1. Overview Materials


2. Standards and Governing Documents

  • Appendix B: Green-e Energy Code of Conduct is one of the main governing documents of Green-e Energy, and outlines requirements for consumer protection and environmental standards.
  • Appendix D: Green-e Energy National Standard (v3.0) covers renewable resource eligibility and product specifications. (The changes from v2.8 can be viewed here.)

    Proposed changes in the 2017 Open Comment Period can be viewed here.

    • Reporting requirements for certification of long-term contracts that meet the requirements of Section II.H of the Green-e Energy National Standard ("National Standard"). To meet the requirements of Section II.H, the list of non-residential end-use purchasers of the contracted supply in the Green-e Energy certified transaction must be reported to Green-e according to the below deadlines. "Green-e Eligibility Date" is defined as the date of Green-e Energy eligibility per Section II.E.1–7.
      Green-e Eligibility Date Deadline for Green-e Reporting
      July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 March 31, 2018
      July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 March 31, 2019
      July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019 March 31, 2020
      July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020 March 31, 2021

      NOTE: Section II.H of the Green-e Energy National Standard also requires that eligible contracts be signed with 12 months of the generation's Green-e Energy Eligibility Date.

  • Appendix I: Green-e Glossary helps explain and define terms used in Green-e governing documents.


Green-e Direct Governing Documents (Supplemental)

In addition to the Standards and Governing Documents above, the following supplemental documents are also required for participants in Green-e Direct.


California Enhanced Community Renewables (ECR) Documents


4. Guidance Documents

  • 2017 Residual Mix Emissions Rates. Green-e Energy annually publishes "Residual Mix" emissions rates, which are CO2 emissions rates that should be applied to all electricity use that is not associated with a Green-e Energy certified product or for which a more specific set of emissions data is not available. These rates are compatible with the World Resources Institute's (WRI's) guidance. (see also 2016 and 2015 Residual Mix Emissions Rates)
  • Green-e Energy Summary of WRI Scope 2 Guidance summarizes the major takeaways from WRI's Scope 2 accounting guidelines as well as required and optional reporting under this guidance.


5. Attestation Forms for Facilities Within a Tracking System

These forms are used to substantiate the chain of custody of all renewable MWh (renewable electricity or standalone RECs) used in Green-e Energy certified sales. Renewable energy generators must be registered in one or more of the following approved tracking systems: ERCOT, MIRECS, MRETS, NAR, NCRETS, NEPOOL GIS, NYGATS, PJMGATS, and WREGIS.


6. Attestation Forms for Facilities Not in a Tracking System

Attestations for sales of RECs and renewable electricity from facilities not registered in an Electronic Tracking System. These do not grant any specific Green-e Energy eligibility status; the ultimate determination of eligibility lies with Green-e Energy staff during the annual verification audit. Facilities not in a Tracking System may only use these forms.