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Scotland’s energy future and AD

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At the start of the year the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy 'The future of energy in Scotland' where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. You can access the consultation documents here. With the consultation closing on 30 May you can read our draft response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, 2015 market report, RHI, Scottish Government, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, district heating, on farm ad, thom koller

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Getting FIT for summer: new Ofgem guidance released

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Following the implementation of the reforms to the Feed-in Tariff Ofgem has now released a range of new guidance. Guidance for Renewable Installations (Version 11) is for ROO-FIT installations that are seeking accreditation under the scheme from 1 May 2017. It provides an overview of the FIT scheme, its eligibility criteria and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, FIT, fit guidance

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ADBA calls for AD to be recognised in manifestos

With a snap election on the horizon and all parties now scrambling to pull together manifestos, ADBA is calling for the value of AD to be recognised in these important statements of intent. Commenting, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton stated: The performance of local authorities and politicians on the ground…

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Tags: general election, anaerobic digestion, food waste, RHI, FIT, jon harrison

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New sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions released for new FIT generators

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As of 1 May 2017 new generators applying under the Feed-in Tariff are required to submit a Fuel Measurement and Sampling Questionnaire as part of their ROO-FIT applicaiton. You can access this here. Ofgem has released new guidance to accompany the tool, you can view this here. Ofgem will soon issue…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, feedstock restrictions, fit guidance, biogas apportioning tool, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: A new opportunity for biogas in Germany?

Germany was undoubtedly the driving force in Europe for the development of a nation-wide anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry. Supported by the Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz, EEG) this in turn provided the renewable energy blueprint for many other European markets to follow. However, the EEG became…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, anaerobic digestion, renewable energy, germany, FIT, LNG

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Ofgem Targeted Charging Review - have your say

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Ofgem is conducting a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider network charging including the impact of fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The TCR could lead to a full Significant Charging Review to consider how the Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) and Distribution Use…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, FIT, triad, consultation, Ofgem

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New Government must recognise benefits of AD

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison The advantage of being in Government is that you know when you’re going to call an election before anyone else does. With the tightly run ship of Theresa May’s No.10 operation, news of the surprise poll didn’t…

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Tags: jon harrison, government, local authorities, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, RHI, FIT

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Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, advanced anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Making the case for protecting embedded benefits

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Ofgem is consulting on its ‘minded to’ decision on the two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised that call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, embedded benefit, triad payments, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, tnous, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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FIT guidance on feedstocks: outcomes from Ofgem workshop

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During February and March Ofgem ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the FIT feedstock and sustainability criteria that will be in effect from 1 May 2017, for all new plants. You can view this draft guidance here. We submitted our formal response, which you may access here. Following our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, Ofgem, consultation, fit guidance, agricultural feedstocks, FIT

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Ofgem launch Targeted Charging Review

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Following their open letter last summer and the ongoing ‘minded to’ decision relating to CMP264/265 and the charging arrangements for embedded generation, Ofgem has now launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider charges relating to: fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, FIT, RO, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, Ofgem, thom koller

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BEIS begin thinking on small scale support for post-2019

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With government support for low carbon small-scale generation declining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has begun thinking about support beyond 2019. BEIS is currently gathering evidence in a number of key areas. This will be used to inform policy development and support the advice they provide to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, future of on farm ad

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Ofgem to run workshop on new FIT guidance - do you want to attend?

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Following last year's FIT consultation, on 8 February 2017 BEIS issued the government response. This contained details of the sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions that are being introduced on FIT generation payments to new AD generators who make an application on or after 1 May 2017. Ofgem has now published draft guidance on…

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Ofgem draft guidance on Feed-in Tariff sustainability criteria and crop restrictions published

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Ofgem has published its draft guidance on sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme. It also provides a good guess of what will be implemented in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The excutive summary of the document gives the following details: "This document describes the sustainability…

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FIT consultation: Ofgem release updated queue

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Ofgem has just released an update of the Feed-in Tariff deployment queue. As the below table shows the government response last week to the FIT has not led to a rush to apply to the scheme. The 5MW deployment cap for Tariff Period 1 2017 is currently 'full' meaning that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, consultation, beis, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT degression, deployment caps, thom koller

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