Independent entities responsible for registration and issuance
Issuers are responsible for the registration of ‘Registrants’ (production device owners or entities acting on production device owners’ behalf) and their respective production devices in a country or region. Without Issuer authorization for a specific country or region, it is not possible to issue I-REC(E) or I-TRACK certificates for production devices in that country or region. In addition, Issuers are responsible for the issuance of I-REC or I-TRACK certificates, which includes the verification of data.
For each Product Code, in each country, the International Tracking Standard Foundation (I-TRACK Foundation) Board must authorize or promote an Issuer to implement the rules established in the Product Code that are adherent to the International Attribute Tracking Standard (Standard).
It is our preference for a local Issuer to be appointed, as a well-informed stakeholder in the country or region as they can stay up to date with legislation and ensure the reliability of the implementation of the Standard. However, the role of the Issuer can be fulfilled by a variety of entities such as for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, or governmental bodies. But most importantly, Issuers must be able to act independently of the market, which means that they cannot be involved in the production of the underlying I-REC(E) or I-TRACK certificate nor the trade of I-REC(E) or I-TRACK certificates.
Accredited Issuers under the I-TRACK Foundation
AENOR Internacional SAU (AENOR) is a Spanish leading certification body in both quality management systems and environmental management systems. AENOR has a permanent presence in 12 countries including Peru where it is the I-REC(E) Issuer and operates through AENOR Peru S.A.C., its Peruvian subsidiary which has a high specialization in testing, inspection, and certification.
The Department of Energy Abu Dhabi
The Department of Energy Abu Dhabi (DoE of Abu Dhabi) is the approved I-REC(E) Issuer in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. For more information, please contact the I-TRACK Foundation secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSG Carbon Asset Management
CSGCM is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSG (China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd.), which is responsible for carbon assets, REC, and other related businesses, and has rich business experience in GEC, I-REC, and other fields. CSGCM will be the first official, Accredited Issuer of I-REC in China covering the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Hainan, as well as Hong Kong SAR and Macau.
The Association of Regional Environmental Initiatives
The Association of Regional Environmental Initiatives (ECOJER) is the I-REC(E) Issuer for Kazakhstan. ECOJER’s goal is to consolidate the business and civil society to represent and protect common interests, assist in environmental protection activities; taking a balanced approach between the government's environmental policy, the public interest in improving environmental quality and the need to develop the economic potential of the business community.
ECOSTAR Energy Solutions
ECOSTAR Energy Solutions is an Issuer under the I-REC(E) Product Code
Ecostar Energy Solutions has been approved as the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Zambia, having been supported by the Ministry of Energy (MOE) of Zambia. Please contact the I-TRACK Foundation secretariat at email@example.com for more information on how to register through Ecostar.
The Center for Studies in Systemic Economics
The Center for Studies in Systemic Economics (ECSIM) is a non-profit organization focused on the green solutions for societal and environmental struggles, as well as local I-REC Issuer in Colombia.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Thailand. EGAT is Thailand’s leading state-owned power utility under the Ministry of Energy. For more information contact the I-TRACK Foundation secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy Peace Partners
Energy Peace Partners (EPP) is the Issuer in Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Haiti, and Ethiopia. EPP issues Peace Renewable Energy Credits (P-RECs) labelled RECs, among other ordinary I-REC(E). P-RECs are designed to stimulate renewable energy market development in fragile and energy poor regions of these countries. The I-TRACK Foundation recognizes P-RECs as I-REC(E)s with a ‘peace’ label that indicates high-impact social co-benefits.
Foton is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Turkey. Foton is an energy-transition start-up company based in Turkey. The company became Turkey’s official I-REC issuer in July 2020, in advance of an expected regulated market for EACs in Turkey.
Green Certificate Company
The Green Certificate Company (GCC) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in the following countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mauritania, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uganda, Vietnam, Ecuador, Cambodia, Jordan, Morocco (Western Sahara), Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Laos, and Zimbabwe. GCC certifies renewable energy generation around the world. The I-TRACK Foundation often approves GCC as the default Issuer of I-REC(E) in the case no other suitable local Issuer can be identified. GCC will be released from their position as the default Issuer if a suitable local alternative is identified.
Green Energy Services
Green Energy Services is an Issuer under the I-REC(E) Product Code
Green Energy Services (GES) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Israel. Registrations can take place through Green Energy Services’ e-mail: email@example.com
Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación
Instituto Argentino de Normalizacon y Certificacion (IRAM) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Argentina. IRAM is an independent, not-for-profit association that has experience in ISO and other Standardization processes. Argentinian devices can be registered following the development of the Local Working Instructions (LWI) by IRAM
Instituto Totum is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Brazil. Instituto Totum provides Brazilian companies, associations, and business with modern solutions in line with global trends in certification. Instituto Totem is the local Issuer in Brazil.
Lebanon Center for Energy Conservation
The LCEC is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Lebanon. The LCEC was created by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as an independent, not-for-profit organization within the Ministry of Energy and Water in 2011. The LCEC is driven to expand Lebanon’s development of efficient, renewable energy sources and to increase energy security and de-carbonization levels. The LCEC proactively develops policies, implements projects, and assists in shaping the market in harmony with the global sustainable energy transition.
Local Good is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Japan. Registrations can take place through Local Good. Please contact I-TRACK Foundation secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information regarding restrictions and timing.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistanis an Issuer under the I-REC(E) Product Code
The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Uzbekistan.
Normex is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Mexico. Normex is a worldwide organization, accredited by the Mexican Accreditation Entity AC (ema) and approved by the Ministry of Economy, as well as by different government entities, to carry out standards, audits, inspections, and laboratory tests, under the requirements of national and international standards. Normex has been approved by the I-TRACK Foundation Board to be the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Mexico.
Oakley Greenwood is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Australia. Australia has been approved for below baseline issuance. Oakley Greenwood has been accredited by the I-TRACK Foundation to be the Issuer for I-RECs for electricity (I-REC(E)) in Australia.
OLOLT Climate Change and Carbon Market Development Center
The OLOLT Climate Change and Carbon Market Development Center (OLOLT Center) has been Accredited as Mongolia’s I-REC(E) Issuer in Mongolia. The OLOLT Center is a national climate-oriented non-governmental organization, dedicated to empowering and bridging the public and private stakeholders for accelerating resource mobilization and climate actions through the facilitation of market and non-market instruments.
Pakistan Environment Trust
The Pakistan Environment Trust (PET) is a non-profit organization mobilizing global capital and expertise towards tackling Pakistan’s toughest environmental challenges. Partnered with leaders from business, finance, government, and non-profits, PET delivers initiatives that are enabling the transition towards a climate-resilient, low-carbon, and biodiverse Pakistan. PET’s mission is to mobilize global capital and industry-leading expertise towards solving Pakistan’s toughest environmental challenges.
The Royal Scientific Society
The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) is the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Jordan. The RSS was established in 1970 with the aim to be the knowledge leader for science and technology locally and regionally. The RSS uses excellent scientific and engineering research to power economic development and social progress.
Santiago Climate Exchange
The Santiago Climate Exchange (SCX) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Chile. SCX is a private organization focused on tracking the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and local I-REC Issuer in Chile.
State Grid Integrated Energy Service Group Co., Ltd
The State Grid Integrated Energy Service Company Co. Ltd. (SGES) aims at the strategic and innovative development of integrated energy services and has rich business experience in EACs, RECs, and other fields. The operating area of the State Grid as an I-REC(E) Issuer covers 26 provinces (including autonomous regions and municipalities), of which the power supply range accounts for almost 88% of the country with a population of over 1.1 billion. This cooperation will enable all generators in these regions, and all energy end users in China, to use the internationally recognized I-REC for their energy and carbon reporting and synchronize with the expanding requirements of global trade. SGES will integrate this into its infrastructure and user base, seamlessly allowing market participants to use domestic or international reporting systems for energy tracking.
Suriname Energy Chamber
The Suriname Energy Chamber (SEC) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Suriname. SEC has been Accredited as the local Issuer. The SEC acts as the national platform for information, training, and events for the energy sector in the country. They focus on the collaboration between the private and public sectors and are therefore highly well-connected and well-informed about the market.
Three Pillars Consulting
Three Pillars Consulting is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Oman. Three Pillars Consulting is an Oman-based consultancy specialized in various environmental assessments including the renewable energy sector.
Transpower New Zealand has been Accredited as the local I-REC(E) Issuer. Transpower will perform the role of local Issuer in New Zealand through its commercial services division, Energy Market Services. Transpower is a state-owned enterprise with a dual role – grid owner and system operator. It builds, maintains, and owns the national high-voltage electricity transmission grid that connects generators of electricity with users (directly and via local lines companies) around New Zealand.
World Green Economy Organization
The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) is the I-REC(E) Issuer in Dubai. WGEO emerged in response to the priorities and concerns identified from Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) has taken over the role of I-REC Accredited Issuer from the Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence (DCCE) in the Emirate of Dubai.