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FIT tariff review: plan of action

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The Feed-in-Tariff review, released last week, proposes to remove generation tariff support for plants above 500kW, degress tariffs for 0-250kW plants to 5.98p/kWh and 250-500kW plants to 5.52p/kWh from January 2017, and introduce sustainability criteria (for new projects from 1 January 2017 only) on a similar basis…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, sustainability criteria, FIT degression, thom koller

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DECC FIT consultation published: ADBA briefing

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As you may well be aware, DECC have today released their consultation on the future of the Feed-in Tariff for AD. See our briefing on this here. Our public reaction can be found here. We had expected this consultation would fail to address the principle issues with the FIT scheme …

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, DECC, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives

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FIT cap: over 2MW of tariff capacity is wasted

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Following the closure of the first FIT tariff period on 31 March we reported that 20.825MW total capacity had been applied for, breaching not only the first quarter’s cap of 5.8MW but also the 5MW second, third and fourth tariff period caps. New applications are still welcome, but will…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas, renewable electricity, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, deployment caps

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New FIT guidance from Ofgem

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Ofgem have today released an updated version of their guidance for renewable installations. You can access version 10.1 here. The changes in the guidance from version 10 reflect minor and technical alterations introduced by the government's Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) Order 2016. Version 10 contained new sections on: The introduction of deployment caps; …

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, FIT degression, preliminary accreditation, thom koller

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Amber Rudd MP acknowledges FIT delays

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Several members have been in touch this year reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. Working with members we compiled case studies showing the time elapsed since submission and the uncertainty this had created, which can threaten AD project funding. In March we sent these case studies…

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Tags: amber rudd, DECC, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, preliminary accreditation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, grace periods, Renewables Obligation

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FIT Generation & Export Payment Rates: April to June 2016

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Ofgem have released the tariff rates for the FIT scheme for the period 01 April - 30 June 2016. AD plant total installed capacity Tariff rate (pence per kilowatt hour) 250kW or less 8.21 Greater than 250kW but not exceeding 500kW 7.58 Greater than 500kW 7.81 The Export Tariff has increased to 4.91 pence per kilowatt hour. …

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ofgem, biogas, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, electricity, thom koller, anaerobic digestion, tariff rates

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FIT for purpose?

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Delays in FIT deployment Over the last few months ADBA members have been reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. The backlog of AD applications resulted from last summer’s reforms to the FIT, with many projects submitting prior to October 2015 to ensure they were not…

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Tags: FIT, Ofgem, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, biogas

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FIT deployment cap: February report

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Ofgem have released a monthly summary of the capacity deployed per technology and capacity band in the current tariff period, 8 February to 31 March 2016. You can read their full update here. Key information of interest to members: The total capacity applied for (both preliminary and full applications) is 17.653MW; and, This…

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Tags: Ofgem, DECC, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, crop operators, food operators, biogas

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Delays in Ofgem approval of FIT applications

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Several members are reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of FIT applications. We are raising this issue with DECC and to make our case we need to hear from you regarding the delays you are experiencing. If so, please send me an email remembering to include your application number and…

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ofgem, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators

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FIT deployment cap now totalling 17.623MW

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Over the last few weeks we have run a series of blogs about the FIT deployment caps, posts about the deployment cap being reached in 15 minutes and our update from last Friday. Today Ofgem have released their latest figures, and as you can see from the table…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, fit deployment

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Ofgem release new FIT guidance

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Ofgem have today released a new guide for the FIT, Guidance for Renewable Installations (Version 10), which you can find here. The changes to the FIT that the Version 10 Guidance responds to are: The introduction of deployment caps; The re-introduction of preliminary accreditation; Changes to the degression mechanism; and, Ending support…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, deployment caps, fit deployment, FIT degression, default degression, preliminary accreditation

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18 parameters impacting on cost competitiveness - ADBA member feedback invited

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Energy tariffs for electricity and biomethane have been falling at a rapid speed over the last 2-3 years. The industry is currently unable to cut costs of producing energy at this rapid rate. The cost of generating energy from anaerobic digestion has already fallen considerably since the first plants were…

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Tags: DECC, R&D, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, cost competitiveness task force, ad cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness

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FIT deployment cap reached in 15 minutes

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On 8 February the first quarter FIT deployment cap for AD was re-opened. The current cap period, which continues until 31 March was reached almost immediately - after just 15 minutes - with pre-accreditation granted to the 5.8MW worth of plants the cap permits. Ofgem released an update on 12 February confirming that the…

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Tags: Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff, Charlotte Morton, FIT, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, green energy

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FIT deployment caps - Ofgem to publish monthly status updates

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Since the opening of the deployment cap system under the FIT on 8 February we have had a few questions about how Ofgem will communicate the status of current and subsequent cap periods, as and when they ‘fill up’. We asked Ofgem to clarify. Ofgem replied saying that they…

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Tags: FIT, fit deployment, deployment caps, Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas, fit guidance

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What you think EU energy policy should be after 2020? Last chance to have your say

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The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is one of the most important European Directives for the AD and bioresources industry and for the renewable energy sector more generally. The EU’s decarbonisation efforts, including our renewable incentive schemes, flow from the framework. The current RED (2009/28/EC) is valid only until 2020…

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Tags: food waste operators, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, European Commission, renewable energy directive, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, energy market design, heating and cooling

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