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An unFITting end: 13.112MW available capacity

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When the Feed-in Tariff reopened for applications in February 2016 a quarterly cap was introduced to help control the scheme's budget. Each quarter or 'Tariff Period' there would be 5MW worth of capacity for new AD applications. Successful preliminary accrediation applicants receive a year-long validity period during which the tariff…

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

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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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ADBA responds to BEIS call for evidence on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation

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Over the last few weeks the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been running a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. The call for evidence closed today and ADBA Members can read our full submission here. Thank…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, decentralised energy, electricity, Contracts for Difference, consultation, thom koller

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Challenges for the future of AD and small-scale low-carbon power generation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for evidence on small-scale low-carbon generation. You can read our summary of this call for evidence in our previous blog, here. The consultation recognises that the coming decades will see changing consumption patterns, the growth of decentralised energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Ofgem, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, fossil fuels, dnos, decarbonisation, Sweden, system balancing, targeted charging review, thom koller

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A bespoke Contracts for Difference auction for small-scale generation

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Yesterday Claire Perry MP, Energy and Climate Change Minister, announced that a further Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction would take place in 2019. This has been widely reported as a means of providing certainty to the offshore wind sector, so it can build on its success to date through the next…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, Contracts for Difference, national grid, future energy scenarios, GHG emissions, market report

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BEIS launch call for evidence on post-FIT electricity support

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Alongside the closure of the Feed-in Tariff scheme consultation launched today (click here for details on this), BEIS has also issued a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation.   Overview At the heart of the consultation is the question of how…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, ppa, Ofgem, targeted charging review, network charging, thom koller

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Join Our New Public Affairs Group

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It is a critical time for the AD industry, as we await the imminent passing of the RHI into law, and begin to consider future support for the industry once it ends in a few years time. ADBA is a membership organisation, and its therefore hugely important that our public…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, beis

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Biomethane growth in Europe: everybody needs good neighbours

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The coming into force of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is expected within the next few weeks. As detailed in our blog a few weeks ago, the draft RHI regulations have been laid and now Parliament needs to approve these regulations. This requires both Houses of Parliament approve the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ireland, france, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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The changing role of the Electricity System Operator

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National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) is the electricity System Operator (ESO) for the electricity transmission network in Great Britain. As such it is responsible for the day to day operation of the system as well as being the owner of the transmission system in England and Wales. With electricity…

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Tags: electricity distribution network, renewable electricity, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, national grid, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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What FIT tariffs can you expect in the future?

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At ADBA, we have been keeping track of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) queue for AD and done some analysis on what this means for future tariffs. FIT queue In February 2016, quarterly caps were introduced for AD that placed a 5MW limit on the amount of electrical capacity that could apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, UK AD & Biogas, fit queue, FIT degression, default degression, contingent degression, emiliano lewis, financial incentives

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FIT queued capacity: now space in Tariff Period 4

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Last week Ofgem published their latest report on the FIT deployment queue. This assigns a provisional tariff period to each plant, which informs the point at which a plant's one year validity period would begin and the tariff it would secure. You can access this data here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, deployment caps, fit deployment, deployment queue, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, Ofgem, 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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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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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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Renewables Obligation closes to new applicants

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017, although some installations may qualify for a grace period. These grace periods are available for stations that have not commissioned by scheme closure and meet certain legislative criteria. Click here for our RO grace period summary…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, consultation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, CfD

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