Guarantee of Origin

This LAP is concerned with identifying whether a Guarantee of Origin scheme is in place and would provide recognition of the renewable content of hydrogen within (methanated) SNG for injection into the gas grid at TSO or DSO level
Is it a barrier?
No, Neutral
Assessment Severity
A Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO)’ scheme exists for the UK but has no direct impact for hydrogen due to the 0.1% maximum H2 concentration in the gas flow


Question 1 Are there guarantees of origin applicable in your country? If yes, which organisation is responsible for issuing guarantees of origin for hydrogen depending on energy source? What are the rules for the use of these guarantees of origin? Please describe.
Yes,. – the ‘Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO)’ scheme for the UK. The REGO scheme is most typically used for renewables in the electricity mix (the Fuel Mix Disclosure) and for Feed–in–Tariffs. As the H2 content in the UK gas grid is limited to 0.1% there is no carry across of the REGO to H2 gas supply from any source, renewable or otherwise, for an offtake at another point on the gas grid or as a net input
Describe the comparable technology and its relevance with regard to hydrogen

National legislation: