White Certificates

The incentive system of the White Certificates or Energy Efficiency Credits was introduced to promote end-use energy efficiency interventions at a national level. The White Certificates mechanism involves the obligation for electrical energy and natural gas distributors to reach the annual energy saving objectives set by the Ministerial Decrees of 20th July 2004, the Ministerial Decree of 21st December 2007 and the Ministerial Decree of 28th December 2012. These objectives are expressed in tons of oil equivalent (TOE); each Energy Efficiency Credit certifies the achievement of primary energy savings equal to one TOE.

Energy saving interventions makes one eligible for White Certificates issued by the Manager of Energy Markets on the basis of a communication of the Manager of Energy Services (MES) certifying the savings obtained.

There are three different assessment methods for savings obtained via the energy efficiency interventions:

  • Standardised
  • Analytical
  • Final balance

White Certificates – Permits to issue

  • The installer or end client provides Servizi Tecnici B&G with the technical documentation of the intervention carried out.
  • Our technicians study the feasibility of the project and establish the practice at the GSE for free.
  • The MES approves the project and issues the White Certificates that will be sold on the
    Energy Efficiency Market (EEM).
  • The partner issues invoices and receives the percentage amount of the credit value for consecutive years of useful life. (From 5 to 8 based on the intervention).

Interventions allowed

  • Interventions for the thermal insulation of buildings.
  • Photovoltaic plants lower than 20 kW.
  • Installation of highly efficient external air conditioners with cooling power lower than 12 kW.
  • Cogeneration and cogeneration systems.
  • Interventions for the substitution of electric water heaters with devices supplied by energy sources or with higher efficiency.
  • Installation of natural gas powered single-family boiler with 4-stars efficiency with thermal power not higher than 35 kW.
  • Installation of solar panels for the production of domestic hot water.
  • Installation of single-family heating system powered by wood biomass ≤ 35 thermal kW.
  • Replacement of single glazing with double glazing.
  • Installation of heating systems with wood biomass for the greenhouse sector.
  • Installation of heat shields for greenhouse thermal insulation.
  • Replacement of white household goods with similar, more efficient products.
  • Resale of electrical, hybrid, methane and LPG vehicles.
  • Installation of highly efficient uninterruptable power supplies (UPS)
  • Installation of electronic frequency regulation systems (inverters) in electric motors operating on pumping systems below 22 kW

Discover our works in the section Case History.