39 - On site self-generation of electricity through renewable energy sources (up to 5 points)
Category : Energy
Status : Optional 5 Points
Type of accommodation : Accommodation
Definition (User manual)
The tourist accommodation shall have on site electricity generation from renewable energy sources as defined in Article 2(a) of Directive 2009/28/EC, which may include: photovoltaic (solar panel) or local hydroelectric system, geothermal, local biomass or wind power electricity generation that generates:
at least 10 % of the overall electricity consumption per year (1 point);
at least 20 % of the overall electricity consumption per year (3 points);
at least 50 % of the overall electricity consumption per year (5 points).
For the purposes of this criterion, local biomass is considered to be biomass from a source located within a 160 kilometres radius of the tourist accommodation.
If the self-generation of renewable electricity leads to the issuing of guarantees of origin, the self-generation can only be taken into account if the guarantees of origin do not end up on the market, but are cancelled to cover the local consumption.