Purchasing procedures

Flanders

If your facility is connected directly to the Elia grid (70 kV to 30 kV) and has been authorised by VREG, you can make use of the Flemish support mechanisms

Send us the completed and signed application form for a green certificate contract  (in Dutch) via cs@elia.be.

If you are VAT-registered, you must send your invoice for the sale of green / cogeneration certificates, after receipt of the signed contract, either by post (Elia System Operator, Supplier Accounts, Keizerslaan 20, 1000 Brussels) or by e-mail (gc@elia.be).

 

Wallonia

How do I sell my green certificates to Elia at the guaranteed minimum price of €65?

1) Facilities whose capacity is 10 kW or less

  • You are a user of the CWaPE extranet

When inputting your meter readings, choose the following sales option: Je demande à Elia de racheter les certificats verts relatifs à la période ci-dessus au prix unitaire de 65 euros (in French). Once CWaPE grants the green certificates, the sales transaction will proceed automatically. CWaPE has a legal deadline of 75 days in which to draw up and send a payment list to Elia. Payment will be made within 45 days of receipt by Elia of the request for payment of the Walloon green certificates transmitted by CWaPE. The dates of receipt of requests for payment for Walloon green certificates are published on the Elia website in the section entitled Date of receipt of the request for payment of the Walloon green certificates.

You can find more information on registering your meter reading in the SOLWATT user guide (in French).

  • You are not a user of the CWaPE extranet

Complete the Relevé d’index trimestriel en vue d’octroi de certificats (in French) (also available in German and Dutch) for each meter reading and send it by post to CWaPE. CWaPE will record your meter readings when it receives your form. Once CWaPE grants the green certificates, the sales transaction will proceed automatically. CWaPE then has a legal deadline of 75 days in which to draw up and send a payment list to Elia. Payment will be made within 45 days of receipt by Elia of the request for payment of the Walloon green certificates transmitted by CWaPE. The dates of receipt of requests for payment for Walloon green certificates are published on the Elia website in the section entitled Date of receipt of the request for payment of the Walloon green certificates. NB: CWaPE will not process forms sent by e-mail or fax.

Note: If, while entering your meter reading data, you do not opt to sell your green certificates to Elia at the guaranteed minimum price of €65, then you will not subsequently be able to sell to Elia certificates granted in connection with this meter reading.

How do I sell my previously obtained green certificates (“certificats verts anticipés”) to Elia at the guaranteed minimum price of €65?

  • You are a user of the CWaPE extranet

You can find more information on registering your application to sell Elia your previously obtained green certificates automatically in the following manual (in French).

  • You are not a user of the CWaPE extranet

Complete the Formulaire de transaction vers Elia réservé exclusivement aux octrois anticipés de certificats verts (in French) (also available in German and Dutch) and send it to CWaPE. CWaPE will then register your application to sell your certificates to Elia and will forward the payment order within a legal deadline of 75 days. Payment will be made within 45 days of receipt by Elia of the request for payment of the Walloon green certificates transmitted by CWaPE. The dates of receipt of requests for payment for Walloon green certificates are published on the Elia website in the section entitled Date of receipt of the request for payment of the Walloon green certificates.

NB: CWaPE will not process transaction forms sent by e-mail or fax.

I am VAT-registered. What do I have to do to receive payment for the green certificates I sold to Elia?

Producers that are recorded in CWaPE's database as being VAT-registered must send Elia an invoice to release the payment.

You can find an example here (in French) of the invoice that you must send for the sale of green certificates either by post (Elia System Operator, Supplier Accounts, Boulevard de l’Empereur 20, 1000 Brussels) or by e-mail (gc@elia.be).

Furthermore, we informed you on 28 October 2014 that FPS Finance ruled further on the VAT system with regard to electricity generation and the marketing of green certificates by end customers. In its VAT Decision, no. E.T.114.454, dd. 28.10.2014 (available in French and Dutch), it examines the issue of the sale of green certificates along with the issue of any electricity delivery within the meaning of the tax (VAT) legislation.

2) Facilities whose capacity exceeds 10 kW

Enjoy the guaranteed minimum price of €65 per green certificate. (in French)