Carbon accounting & tracking for 24/7 clean grids

“Our mission is to accelerate the clean energy transition through 24/7 energy tracking to deliver clean power every hour, everywhere"

EnergyTag is an independent, non-profit initiative to define and build a market for Granular Certificates that enables energy users to verify the source of their electricity and carbon emissions in real-time.

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The Problem

It’s a cruel irony that the more successful we are at deploying renewable energy the harder it gets to integrate that energy into the grid. Current renewable energy procurement methods match average supply and demand over a 12-month period. This works well when there is only a small amount of renewables but as the share of wind and solar increases this method significantly overestimates carbon savings* and means that organizations following today’s criteria for being ‘100% renewable’ still rely on fossil fuel electricity from the grid many times a day throughout the year. Without sufficient precision, energy consumers lack visibility on the source of their energy and carbon emissions, and there is no incentive for energy storage and flexibility.

* [de Chalendar et al, Stanford University 2019]

The Benefits

Granular accounting – which ensures consumption is matched with clean energy in the same hour from a location where electricity can be delivered and encourages new clean energy supply – is the next frontier of clean energy sourcing. Robust empirical research from the International Energy Agency, Princeton University, and MIT supports this approach and its various benefits:

  • Enables consumers to drive deep decarbonization of the grid – every hour.
  • Enables the production of clean products, like hydrogen, without any fossil reliance.
  • Provides more transparency by linking production to consumption in ‘real-time’
  • Supports storage and flexibility by providing a new price signal
  • Enables more accurate carbon accounting.
  • Facilitates better risk management by avoiding volatile fossil-based electricity pricing.


Organizations that support EnergyTag include the world’s largest renewable producers and consumers, grid operators, start-ups and key organizations in the energy certificates market:


We are hiring!

Are you looking to make an impact? Do you want to be part of transforming global clean energy markets to deliver the 24/7 clean energy we need? If so, apply for the Americas Lead position to contribute to the movement.