The number of green certificates traded in Q1 2015 the Centralized Market of Green Certificates amounted to 20,440 units, according to the data made public by the energy market operator OPCOM.
In the first session of March, 128 new offers for sale and nine purchase ones were launched and 8,300 green certificates were traded. The closing price was 131.0847 lei per certificate, down from that in the first two months of the year, which was 130.69 lei per certificate.
In January, 1,830 green certificates were traded, and 10,310 units in February.
The Green Certificate is a form to support the electricity produced from renewable sources and certifies a quantity of 1 MWh of electricity produced from renewable energy sources.
For the period 2008 – 2014, the trading value of green certificates is between a minimum trading price of 27 euros per certificate and a maximum one of 55 euros per certificate. The value in lei is calculated against the average exchange rate set by the National Bank of Romania for December of the previous year.
The renewable sources that are eligible to participate in the trading system of Green Certificates are hydro power used in plants with an installed capacity of 10 MW at the most, wind, solar and geothermal energy and associated fuel gas, biomass, biogas, waste fermentation gas and fermentation gas wastewater treatment installations