New England Power Pool Certifies Green Tags

November 02, 2002

APX announced on July 15th that it had created 30 million electricity generation certificates since July 1 when the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) Generation Information System became operational. APX, which provides transaction processing services for NEPOOL, said the 30 million certificates are for power produced from January through March. This system is the first of its kind in the country to support environmental compliance reporting for all types of electric power generation.

Now used by 100 generators in New England, the system helps to verify retail electric supplier compliance with various green power and environmental regulations in New England. For each megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated, APX creates a certificate, or an electronic tag, that describes characteristics, such as when, where, and who produced the power; the type of fuel source used; and the amount and type of certain pollutant emissions released. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has identified the NEPOOL system as a "best practice" for U.S. regional transmission organizations. For details, NEPOOL production details.