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New tariffs for RHI and FIT in force

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As announced by BEIS, RHI non-domestic tariffs for biomethane and large biogas experienced a reduction of 15% as of 1st January 2019 for new applicants, in accordance with degression rules. For small and medium biogas applicants the tariff will remain the same until the next quarterly review (1st April 2019) as the…

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ADBA calls on BEIS to ensure heat networks use low-carbon technologies

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As we have discussed in recent blogs, the Heat Network Investment Project is launching soon and will offer support for the transportation of heat after it has been generated to end consumers. Support alongside an existing RHI accreditation is possible. Click here to read our introduction to the scheme guidance. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, consultation, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, decarbonisation, alberto rocamora

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ADBA, ENA and REA propose ‘grace period’ for RHI Tariff Guarantee plant commissioning

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Following the passing into law of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and their coming into force on 22 May 2018, close to thirty applicants have successfully applied for a Tariff Guarantee as a route to commissioning under the RHI. Under the reformed legislation all plants with a Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, thom koller

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Decarbonisation of heat on the agenda at Ofgem’s future of energy conference

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Earlier today I attended Ofgem's Future of Energy conference where Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of Energy began her keynote by discussing the four priorities the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy set out in his November 2018 speech…

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Tags: Ofgem, claire perry mp, greg clark mp, fairness, heat decarbonisation, heat, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, smart export guarantee, thom koller

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Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) guidance and application form

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) application guidance and application form. The guidance document enables applicants to understand the application process from start to finish, including: How the scheme will operate; The eligibility criteria; How applications are to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, heat network investment project, heat networks, hnip, beis

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RIIO-2 price controls and biomethane

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Ofgem sets revenues for gas and electricity network companies through the RIIO process, this stands for Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. To do this they will collect information from electricity and gas network companies on the activities that they intend to undertake in RIIO-2 (the second of the RIIO price controls)…

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Tags: crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Ofgem, riio-2, thom koller

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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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BEIS takes first step on path to long-term heat decarbonisation

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As part of their work on the long-term decarbonisation of heat in buildings and industry, BEIS has been reviewing the available evidence base on different approaches that may be taken. They have today released a report on this evidence that provides an overview of the key issues arising from their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, evidence review, decarbonisation, heat, heat decarbonisation, Renewable Heat Incentive, innovation, thom koller

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BEIS wants bigger role for heat networks

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has presented a policy paper, Heat networks: ensuring sustained investment and protecting consurmers.   The role of heat networks in decarbonising heating The paper recognises the need to decarbonise heating and the challenge of this sector to contribute with the 2050 UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, combined heat and power, district heat, district heating, heat networks, RHI, hnip, heat network investment project, renewable financial incentives, beis, alberto rocamora, consultation

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BEIS take first steps on future heat policy: biogas in off gas grid properties

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In March, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a call for evidence to seek views on how industry, government and consumers could work together to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuels from rural homes and businesses off the gas grid during the 2020s. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat network investment project, heat networks, beis, future frameworks for heat in buildings, ad chp, consultation, biopropane, off gas grid, thom koller

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New applications for RHI Tariff Guarantee as BEIS confirm January 2019 biomethane tariff degression

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As we suggested in previous blogs, BEIS has now confirmed that on the 1st January 2019 a 15% degression for biomethane and large biogas plants will come into effect. Last Friday, BEIS released their latest Quarterly Forecasts for the Non-domestic RHI scheme, which also confirmed that there will be…

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RHI degression update - estimated spend up to September 2018

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Earlier this month we published a blog with our assessment as to whether there would be a degression on 1 January 2019 to the biomethane and large biogas tariff for new applications to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). As you can read about in more detail in our blog,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, degression, RHI degression, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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With budget available in the RHI Tariff Guarantee pot will we see new biomethane applications?

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As you can see from the below below table (drawn from Ofgem data updated on 16 November 2018), there remains significant headroom in the Renewable Heat Incentive Tariff Guarantee (TG) pot. Close to £60m worth of RHI spend is still available for projects commencing in the financial year 2020/21 Year FY 18/19 FY 19/20 …

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Update on RHI Tariff Guarantees

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Ofgem publishes a weekly progress report on the RHI Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. Here are the headlines: There have been 117 applications for Tariff Guarantees (across all eligible technologies), including resubmissions - up 6 from last week. Ofgem have issued 61 provisional tariff guarantee notices…

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Now in force: 4-week response time to Ofgem RHI information requests

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From 12th November 2018, Ofgem has reduced the time given to applicants to respond to requests for further information from 12 weeks to 4 weeks. This change is intended to give staff at Ofgem more time to focus on active applications, with inactive applications now being removed more swiftly. This change will apply…

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