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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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BEIS consult on Smart Export Guarantee for small-scale electricity sector

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In July 2018, government published a call for evidence to identify the role small-scale low-carbon generation can play in maximising the advantages for the UK in the global shift to clean growth. You can read our submission here. Supporting government aspirations to 'level the playing field' we recommended government enable a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, beis, smart export guarantee, export tariff, thom koller

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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New Ofgem guidance issued to support FIT closure

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Following the government response to the recent Feed-in Tariff consultation on the closure of the scheme on 31 March 2019, Ofgem has issued updated guidance. You can download the FIT Guidance for Renewable Installations (version 13) here. This provides an overview of the FIT scheme, its eligibility criteria and explains the process of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, feed-in tariff, FIT, beis, Ofgem, grace periods, 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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Ofgem issue minded to decision on Targeted Charging Review

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In August 2017 Ofgem launched the Targeted Charging Review (TCR). This is a consultation on changes to the way in which the regulator recovers the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of charges: ‘forward-looking charges…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, embedded generation, embedded benefits, Ofgem, consultation, tnuos, bsuos, thom koller

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, financial close, thom koller

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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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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: Preparation key to delivering RHI tariffs

Extensive preparation is key to successful applications for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff guarantee, according to one renewable energy funding provider.

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Ofgem continue to make progress on issuing biomethane Tariff Guarantee Notices

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process, Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. Here are the need to know details: There have been 111 applications for Tariff Guarantees …

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

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25 biomethane Tariff Guarantee Notices now issued

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process, Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. Here are the need to know details: There have been 111 applications for Tariff Guarantees …

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update - 20 TGNs issued

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. UPDATE - As of Ofgem's report from 26 October 2018: There have been 108 applications for Tariff…

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

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