The awarding of CHP-certificates
CHP-producers can obtain CHP-certificates from the VREG for the primary energy savings achieved by CHP- facilities in the Flemish Region, that satisfy the conditions for qualitative CHP-facilities.
A CHP-certificate shows that 1.000 kilowatt hours (kWh) primary energy were saved in a qualitative CHP- facility compared to a situation in which the same quantity of electricity and/or mechanical energy and heat are generated separately. Combined heat and power producers who are awarded a CHP-certificate will not receive it in paper form. The certificates are issued by the VREG in a central database, which can be consulted by producers via the Internet.
Producers can sell these CHP-certificates to electricity suppliers that still have to meet their certificate obligation. If the CHP-producer is also the electricity supplier, they can use the certificates to meet their own certificate obligation.
For detailed information see Combined heat and power producers (Dutch)