2002-03-28 [SolarAccess.com] APT Power Trading GmbH is the first Austrian company to trade RECS Certificates for Renewable Energy. RECS (Renewable Energy Certification System) is a new Europe-wide system of certificates, which is currently being introduced in twelve European countries. In Austria, RECS is supported by e-control as the competent independent supervisory body. The demand for RECS is currently still on a voluntary basis. RECS certificates certify the environmental benefit, in this case of Austrian hydropower.