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Green-e® Energy Tracking Attestation Form
for generators participating in a tracking system

This Green-e® Energy Tracking Attestation Form is required for generating facilities registered with a renewable energy tracking system in the United States or Canada (ERCOT, M-RETS, MIRECS, NARR, NEPOOL-GIS, NC-RETS, PJM-GATS and WREGIS), that either (a) wish to be identified (including within that tracking system) as producing renewable energy that may be used in a Green-e® Energy Certified product or (b) whose renewable energy is claimed to be within the supply chain of a product that is subject to an annual sales and supply audit for Green-e® Energy certification.


Green-e® Energy is a voluntary program that certifies renewable energy products meeting criteria developed by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). Acceptance by CRS of a completed Tracking Attestation indicates that the facility identified in the attestation meets the eligibility criteria of the Green-e Energy Standard for the United States and Canada. This does not mean that the facility, facility owner, facility’s output, or sale of facility’s output is Green‑e Energy Certified. It simply means that the facility’s output may be used by certain renewable energy sellers to more easily make sales of Green-e Energy Certified products. Only sellers that maintain certification contracts with CRS are able to make such sales. If the Tracking Attestation is accepted by CRS, basic facility information will appear on the Green‑e Energy website so potential buyers may consider purchasing your renewable energy for their Green‑e Energy Certified products. Sales to participants in the Green-e Energy certification program will be subject to review as part of the Green‑e Energy verification process.


The maximum period covered by this form is three years, although the owner of the generating facility or the entity to which facility registration rights have been assigned may indicate a more limited period in the attestation form. In addition, the Tracking Attestation will remain in effect only so long as the facility: (a) is actively registered in a tracking system, (b) remains in compliance with all of that tracking system’s rules, and (c) the facility’s output is used in Green‑e Energy Certified products. If facility information or characteristics change, Green‑e Energy requires submission of an updated attestation. The party completing and signing the attestation must notify Green‑e Energy staff immediately in writing if any of the following occurs: the facility ceases to be registered in the tracking system for any reason, violates tracking system rules, or is ineligible under the most current version of the Green-e Energy Standard for the United States and Canada.


This attestation is not a contract to make Green-e Energy Certified sales. CRS reserves the right to remove the Green‑e® Energy eligibility designation from a facility at any time at its sole discretion. At this time, there are no fees due to Green‑e Energy or CRS associated with the signing this form.


Please read through and complete this attestation form and submit it to Green‑e Energy. Green‑e Energy reserves the right to reject the attestation if any field or box is not filled in correctly.


For more information about Green‑e Energy, please visit www.green-e.org. If you have any questions, please contact Green‑e energy staff at 415-561-2100 or email forms@green-e.org.




Wherever used in this Attestation and whether or not accompanied by a ® or other symbol reflecting ownership interests, "Green-e" means the mark, whether registered or not, containing the word Green-e, to which CRS asserts ownership rights.

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Section I

Facility and Registration Information
Company or person that owns Facility. Generator Owner’s full legal name (e.g. ABC Domestic Energy Company, Inc.)
North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) region in which Facility is located. If you are unsure of which region Facility is in, see http://www.nerc.com/regional/
EIA or QF
Facility Site Contact
Transaction Details
Tracking Details
Tracking System in which Facility is registered
This should be the facility or unit ID Number listed within Tracking System.
Date of Facility’s First Generation Tracked in a Tracking System
If the Facility has been registered in Tracking System by an entity other than Owner, for the purposes of this form that entity will be the "Account Manager" and this form must be completed by an authorized agent of the Account Manager. If there is no Account Manager, and Owner manages Facility’s account, Owner must complete this attestation. If Generator Owner is a corporation, partnership or other legal entity, this Consent must be executed by a company officer of the Generator Owner. If Generator Owner is an individual, this Consent must be executed by the individual.
This form governs generation at Facility beginning on this date (default is January 1 in the year of signature).
Date this form expires. Default is December 31 of the second year after Start Date. For example, if the Start Date is May 1, 2010, the Expiration Date is December 31, 2012. The Tracking Attestation Expiration Date cannot be more than 14 years from the Date Facility was first operational.
If this date is earlier than the Tracking Attestation Expiration Date, this date becomes Expiration Date, and this Tracking Attestation form will expire on this new Expiration Date.

Account Manager Contact Information

Please attach PDF. Many tracking systems have specific forms for designating a party other than the facility owner as having the right to register the facility in the tracking system. In some cases, contracts between Owner and Account Manager are acceptable to the Tracking System, in which case pertinent sections of such a contract may be submitted along with the contract's signature page.
Account Manager has attached documentation accepted by Tracking System and signed by both Owner and Account Manager authorizing Account Manager to register Facility in Tracking System. (Account Manager must attach form and check box) Many tracking systems have specific forms for designating a party other than the facility owner as having the right to register the facility in the tracking system. In some cases contracts between Owner and Account Manager are acceptable to the Tracking System, in which case pertinent sections of such a contract may be submitted along with the contract’s signature page(s).
Facility Details

Explanation of Generation Dates

Statements on this form apply to all generation occurring between Start Date and Expiration Date (“Effective Period”) unless during the Effective Period the Facility owner is reporting its direct greenhouse gas emissions in a legally binding cap and trade program, or Facility is located in an area participating in a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program that affects the electricity sector (entered in cap-and-trade section below).


If none of the generation from Facility that occurs between Start Date and the following June is used in a Green-e Energy certified product, Facility’s designation as “Green-e Energy Eligible” in the Tracking System and on the Green-e website will be removed. If this happens, Facility may reapply and must demonstrate that it is selling its output to a Green-e Energy program participant in order for the application to be considered for approval.

Is Facility approved as “Repowered” by Green-e Energy?

Skip if the Facility meets a different “New Date” criterion in Section II.E of the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States
Is Facility co-firing eligible fuel(s) under the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States with non-eligible fuel(s)?

Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States Choose YES if Facility is eligible under the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for co-firing because either the Facility’s co-firing methodology has been approved by Green-e Energy (attach approval from Green-e Energy); or Eligible fuels are in liquid form and their use is separately metered from ineligible fuel use; or Facility is registered in a Tracking System that separately tracks MWh derived from eligible fuels from MWh derived from ineligible fuels.
During the Effective Period is Facility owner reporting its direct greenhouse gas emissions in a legally binding cap and trade program, or is Facility located in an area participating in a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program that affects the electricity sector?

If "Yes," the renewable energy or renewable energy certificates reported on this form may be ineligible for Green-e Energy certification. For more information, contact Green-e Energy Staff at 415-561-2100 or info@green-e.org.
During the Effective Period is Facility receiving carbon offsets or other carbon credits for any of its activities, even if not related to renewable electricity generation (e.g. offsets from landfill gas flaring at a landfill site)?
Please list the offset program and protocol, including the version number.
Indicate where electricity is being delivered during Effective Period (name of purchasing utility or load-serving entity; sold to spot market; sold to Participant; etc.)
If the Electricity Purchaser is not in the list, specify here.
If the electricity is being delivered without the associated REC, then this electricity is “null power” and the electricity purchaser is not purchasing renewable electricity.

Section II, III, IV

I, the undersigned, declare that I have sufficient knowledge and authority to make the following attestation for the Effective Period of this document. I also declare the following regarding Facility’s participation in Tracking System and regarding Renewable Attributes (also called “Certificates,” “Renewable Energy Certificates,” or “RECs”) generated by Facility and tracked in Tracking System:

  1. All Renewable Attributes associated with electricity production by Facility are fully aggregated and include all environmental benefits of electricity generation by Facility as required by the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States (to the maximum extent permissible under cap-and-trade programs, including all CO2 benefits, emissions offsets, reductions and claims)
  2. For transactions made within Tracking System only fully aggregated Renewable Attributes are traded; 
  3. The Renewable Attributes of a particular MWh are sold, retired or reserved only once
  4. The electricity co-produced with the Renewable Attributes is not used on-site for powering electric generation equipment (parasitic load)
  5. The electricity that was generated with the Renewable Attributes is delivered into the NERC region in which Facility is located
  6. To the best of my knowledge the Renewable Attributes or the electricity that is generated with the Renewable Attributes are not used to meet any federal, state or local renewable energy requirement, renewable energy procurement, renewable portfolio standard, or other renewable energy mandate by any entity other than the party on whose behalf the Renewable Attributes are retired
  7. To the best of my knowledge the electricity that is generated with the Renewable Attributes is not separately sold, separately marketed or otherwise separately represented as renewable energy attributable to Facility by any entity other than the party on whose behalf the Renewable Attributes are retired
  8. If Facility is located in Canada and the Renewable Resource Type is hydropower, then Facility is EcoLogo certified throughout Effective Period; if Facility loses EcoLogo certification for any reason I will notify CRS immediately.

III. Additional statement required for and applicable to biomass facilities only
  1. I attest to one of the following below (check either A or B).
  2. I attest that Facility was and will remain in substantial compliance with its operating permit regarding emissions during Effective Period;
  3. I attest that if this facility is subject to New Source Review as defined in the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States, it was and will be compliant with all standards pertaining to New Source Review during Effective Period
  4. I attest that Owner owns the renewable and environmental attributes of biomass fuels at the time of the fuel’s use for electricity generation. Listed below are all renewable fuels commonly used at Facility and that Owner anticipates using at Facility; if renewable fuels other than those listed below are used, Signatory will notify the recipient of Renewable Attributes generated using the other fuels in writing within 30 days of the fuel change and submit an updated copy of this attestation to Green-e Energy

IV. Signature
Confirmation of receipt of this form will be sent to this email address

This form is used by Center for Resource Solutions to verify the accuracy of claims made by retail and wholesale marketers of renewable energy. Center for Resource Solutions reserves the right to make information on this form public. Such information may be needed to identify facilities that meet the eligibility requirements in the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States.

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