As of now, you as a charging station operator, provided you operate publicly accessible stations in Germany, can participate in the quota trading system via be.ENERGISED.
Please note that to use this service you need to:
1. be an active customer.
2. have a be.ENERGISED subscription, which includes rights management or a Monitoring subscription.
3. operate one or more publicly accessible charging stations in Germany.
4. configure each of the connectors of your charging station with an EVSE ID.
What actually is the GHG quota and what are the advantages?
The greenhouse gas reduction quota, or GHG quota for short, requires petroleum companies to reduce their CO2 emissions from the fuels they put into circulation. GHG quota trading allows these companies to improve their environmental footprint. Through be.ENERGISED, ChargePoint offers easy and profitable access to the German quota trading system.
When activating this service, you secure a fixed price per kilowatt-hour of electricity, regardless of how the exchange price develops during the year.
As additional information, for every kilowatt-hour of electricity that runs through a charging point in GHG quota trading, ChargePoint invests a share of the profits in renewable energy expansion projects.
How does GHG quota trading via be.ENERGISED work?
Step 1: ChargePoint receives the trading right for GHG quotas from you as the charging station operator for the entire amount of electricity that runs through one of your publicly accessible charging points. This applies to both public and private charging operations.
Step 2: ChargePoint handles the certifications of the electricity volumes with the local authorities and trades the GHG quotas with the petroleum companies.
Step 3: You, as the charging station operator, receive the income from the GHG quota trading in the amount of the previously defined fixed price, which is valid for the entire trading year. For details regarding the payout, please refer to the General Terms and Conditions, which are available to you in the charging station data sheet as part of the activation of this service (see below).
Step 4: ChargePoint invests part of the profits from marketing in the expansion of renewable energies, thus making e-mobility even greener.
How can you participate in GHG quota trading?
If you have a publicly accessible charging station in Germany (public means that the charging station must be registered within the BNetzA), then participation is very simple via the station data sheet in be.ENERGISED.
If you manage charging stations for third parties, you can obtain the right from these CPOs and pass it on to ChargePoint.
Information for customers with monitoring license: You can skip the following two steps and go directly to the point in the charging station data sheet where you will already find the tab "Greenhouse gas quota trading".
In the first step, you must ensure that the charging station operator (the company that is registered with the BNetzA as the operator of the charging station) is also assigned in be.ENERGISED as the owner of the charging station with the correct company name. You can set this in be.ENERGISED as follows.
Under Infrastructure/Charging stations/Station list go to the blue data sheet icon. You are now in the charging station data sheet.
As a customer with a Monitoring subscription, this tab is automatically available to you. You do not need to perform any further steps as above to enable the tab in the station data sheet. All other steps remain the same.
In the charging station data sheet, you will then find the additional tab "Greenhouse gas quota trading". The tab is only visible on stations located in Germany.
When you click on this tab for the first time, you will be redirected to the General Terms and Conditions.
There you will find again a short description about greenhouse quota trading and a link to the General Terms and Conditions, which are available to you in the form of a German PDF.
Since greenhouse quota trading is currently only available for public charging stations in Germany, the PDF is only available in German.
Furthermore, you will find the information about the fixed price for the trading year, for which trading year it is valid and from when to when these conditions are apply.
Example illustration: conditions do not have to display actual valid values
Here you can activate greenhouse gas quota trading for the respective station by setting the "Greenhouse gas quota trading active" field to YES.
Please note that you can only activate a charging station for greenhouse gas quota trading if all connectors of the charging station have an EVSE ID.
In addition, you have the option of specifying whether a renewable energy source exists at the charging station location. This field currently has no effect other than forwarding information.
Click on "Save data" to save the information and your charging station will participate in greenhouse gas quota trading with immediate effect. This step must be performed for each additional station that you want to enable for GHG quota trading.
For a station that is activated in this way, the activation is also valid for the entire trading year, even if the field "Greenhouse gas quota trading" is set to NO again prematurely.
Even if a station is activated, for example, in April of the trading year, the entire energy quantity in that trading year, beginning with 1st of January, is taken into account for greenhouse gas quota trading!
Furthermore, in this menu under Terms and Conditions you will see once again the price you accepted, for which trading year it is valid, when you accepted this offer and a link where you can view the Terms and Conditions afterwards.
In the payment transactions table, you will see an entry (transaction) for each month per connector about the amount of energy generated for GHG quota trading. In addition to the energy amount, you can also see the amount that will be paid out later and the current trading status for each entry.
This means that trading with this energy amount has not yet started, the energy quantity is not yet fixed and this can still change if necessary.
"Quota certification ongoing"
This status means that the data for each transaction has already been submitted. This usually happens on the 1st of the following month (for example, transactions from July will change their status from "Open" to "Quota certification ongoing" on August 1st).
Other statuses that will be displayed in the future:
"Quota certification denied"
This status will be displayed if the audit by the Federal Environmental Agency revealed that there were inconsistencies regarding the transaction, and it was rejected for a certain reason (for the time being).
If the transaction was rejected for some reason, and further verification is required, then you will find this status with additional information in the "Information" column.
"Quota trade ongoing"
The transaction has been confirmed by the Federal Environmental Agency and the verification has been completed. The greenhouse gas quota trade is in progress.
"Quota trade complete"
This status informs you that the quota trade has been completed. The amount will be paid to you within three months (according to the GTCs).
The corresponding amount has been paid out.
Version: 2023-11-24 11:18:08 UTC