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Ofgem set for launch of reformed RHI

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With the reformed and refocused Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms set to come into effect on Tuesday 22 May 2018, Ofgem has published a communication regarding the upcoming changes and system availability on the 21st/ 22nd May. You can view these here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/changes-non-domestic-rhi-regulations-may-2018. The communication…

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Ofgem issue revised Tariff Guarantee Guide

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Following the successful passing of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms through Parliament over the last few weeks the reformed and refocused scheme is due to come into force on 22nd May 2018. The Tariff Guarantee process will go live at 10AM on 22nd May 2018. Ahead of this, Ofgem has issued…

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens for 2018/19

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Last week, BEIS released their latest monthly forecast for estimated committed expenditure on the RHI for the next 12 months. The data can be found here. Key points: Current estimate of committed spend for the 2018/19 financial year is £826m, compared to a budget cap of £900m for that year.…

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RHI regulations to come into force on 22 May

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament, and subject to completing some final approvals will come into force on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10am on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Note that to prepare for the new application process, Ofgem’s…

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RHI reforms pass through the House of Lords

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At just after 6:15pm on 9 May, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations successfully made their way through the Lords Grand Committee. The next step in the legislative process is for the Secretary of State to sign them into law. You can view the debate here and below you can…

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ADBA responds to Ofgem framework consultation on new price controls

With the current price control period ending in 2021 Ofgem is consulting on the new controls which will be set by RIIO-2, standing for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs.  ADBA has now submitted the industry response, which you can download here. We make two general observations, where we perceive Ofgem…

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Draft response to Ofgem consultation on new network price controls

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Energy network regulation and price is set by the 'RIIO approach'. This ensures that the companies who run gas and electricity networks in the UK have enough revenue to run an efficient network, and that as a result end consumers have access to their energy as and when they need…

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Renewable Heat Incentive reforms pass Commons Committee stage

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were considered yesterday (23 April 2018) by the Second Delegated Legislation Committee (DLC). Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth introduced the regulations and discussed the reforms coming to the scheme. Staturoty Instruments like the RHI reforms that subject to the affirmative procedure are…

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Renewables Obligation Annual Report published for 2016-17

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Yesterday Ofgem published their Renewables Obligation (RO) Annual Report for the year 2016-17. Key points of interest from the report for the year ending 31 March 2017 are summarised below: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued and renewable generation Ofgem issued 86.2 million ROCs in 2016-17 compared to 90.4 million ROCs in 2015-16. This…

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Ofgem clarification on RHI Tariff Guarantee definition of ‘connected person’

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The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations should come into force within the next few weeks. For large biogas heat plants and biomethane to grid plants Tariff Guarantees be applied for. A Tariff Guarantee allows applicants to the RHI to secure a tariff rate before their installation is commissioned…

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Ofgem set out proposals for new regulatory framework

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Ofgem has set out proposals for a new regulatory framework from 2021. The changes are intended to result in savings for customers and lower returns for energy network companies. Savings of over £5 billion for household consumers are expected, or about £15 - £25 per year on the dual fuel household…

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National Audit Office report on RHI value for money

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The National Audit Office has concluded its report on the low-carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive. The investigation examines progress against the original objectives of the RHI, its cost-effectiveness, monitoring and evaluation processes, non-compliance and gaming. Considering the cost effectiveness of the scheme is important;…

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Ofgem RHI Industry Forum update

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Last week I attended Ofgem's RHI Industry Forum. The forum is an advisory body, not a decision making body. The purpose of this group is to assist Ofgem by reviewing selected procedures and documents associated with the delivery of both the Domestic and Non-Domestic RHI schemes and to…

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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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New Ofgem tariff guarantee guidance

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New RHI regulations have been laid by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Subject to parliamentary approval, these regulations are expected to come into force in Spring 2018 - a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate and approval is required, meaning the RHI reforms should…

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