Electricity labelling and certificate of origin for electricity

The Ordinance of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) governing the certification of production method and origin of electricity entered into effect at the end of 2006. This means that there are clearly defined legal and non-discriminatory requirements governing the certification of origin of electricity in Switzerland which are in line with the relevant EU regulations. These requirements facilitate international trading in electricity produced from renewable energy sources, and ensure that the electricity consumed by end users can be traced back to its origin. Certificates of origin therefore serve as the basis for electricity labelling: since 2006, all electricity supply companies have been required by law to provide their end users with information about the delivered electricity mix. Labelling enables end users to assess the supplied electricity on the basis of quality criteria. Pronovo AG is responsible for the issue of certificates of origin.


Guidelines, reports and regulations about certificate of origin for electricity

Future registry of guaranties of origin for renewable fuels and combustibles

Tools for electricity supply companies

Reports about electricity labelling

Electricity labelling: "Subsidized electricity"

Electricity products of renewable energy

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Last modification 07.09.2023

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