Ex-domain cancellations

Friday, 13 March 2020

AIB released 2019 ex-domain cancellations statistics on 3 March 2020. Ex-Domain Cancellations (EDCs) are cancellations which take place in one AIB country for use in another country. This allows EECS GOs to be exported to countries who are not part of the AIB via ex-domain cancellation. The GOs are cancelled in the exporting country’s registry and then made available for the non-AIB country.

The total cancellations for 2019 reached 47.1 TWh, the highest annual total to date. In comparison, the totals for 2018 and 2017 were 35.8 TWh and 32.1 TWh respectively. The UK is the largest “importer” of GOs via ex-domain cancellations, importing 42.3 TWh of EECS GOS and accounting for a total of 89.87% of EDCs in 2019. The UK was followed by a distant second Portugal (1.4 TWh) and Lithuania (1.1 TWh).

Most ex-domain cancellations (EDCs) take place via the Norwegian registry, NECS. In 2019, 87% (41 TWh) of EDCs were conducted in NECS, of which 38.6 TWh are for the UK. However, since the UK only accepts GOs from EU states to qualify for FiT and CfD exemptions, a majority of EDCs ‘originating’ from Norway were imported into the Norwegian registry from other EU countries.