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Ofgem launch Targeted Charging Review

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Following their open letter last summer and the ongoing ‘minded to’ decision relating to CMP264/265 and the charging arrangements for embedded generation, Ofgem has now launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider charges relating to: fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, FIT, RO, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, Ofgem, thom koller

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Ofgem issues RO closure guidance

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Following consultation Ofgem has published its guidance on the closure of the Renewables Obligation scheme. The RO closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. You can download this guidance here. Of particular interest to those members pursuing the RO is this guidance’s clarification on the ‘grid or radar…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, ro closure, consultation, guidance, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, thom koller

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RO closure and grace periods: ADBA comments on Ofgem draft guidance

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) is closing to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Last year Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the RO and industry practices. They have followed this up wtih draft guidance which you can access here. Ofgem welcomes comments on the draft guidance, suggestions of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Ofgem, RO, commissioning, g59, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Evidence sent to BEIS ahead of CfD second round allocation

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The second CfD auction is scheduled to take place in April 2017. Ahead of the allocation BEIS is requesting evidence on how costs of fuelled technologies will reduce between 2020 and 2030, what changes could be made to scheme to improve carbon cost effectiveness and how the CfD should take into account decarbonisation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, beis, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Ofgem publishes draft guidance on RO commissioning

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). Following tariff degressions under the FIT during 2016 many AD developers looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at then beginning of 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, RO, commissioning, g59, Ofgem, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller

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Ofgem set out views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). With the recent tariff degressions on the FIT during 2016 many AD developers have looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, commissioning, g59

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ADBA sets out views on commissioning standards under the RO to Ofgem

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ADBA has submitted its comments to Ofgem concerning the commissioning standards and practices for AD plants applying under the Renewables Obligation (RO). You can read our response here. Thank you to the members who came forward to provide views. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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Ofgem seek ADBA views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Ofgem is requesting views on AD industry standards and practices for commissioning under the RO. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned under the RO, subject to a few grace periods. With this date drawing nearer and with a likely rush of applications is it important…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RO, renewable financial incentives, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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Biomethane VAT charge: are you affected?

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We are aware that some biomethane producers may have been subject to a surprise VAT charge, and are hear from members affected. The domestic reverse charge ('DRC') is an anti-fraud measure designed to tackle Missing Trader Intra-Community ('MTIC') fraud, in which VAT is avoided on imported goods but then reclaimed…

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Tags: DECC, HMT, hmrc, tax, vat, biomethane, biogas, biomethane to grid, FIT, RO, biogas combustion, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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Crop Operators: how you can help demonstrate good practice

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With RHI sustainability criteria in place from October, and a Feed-in Tariff review likely to consider similar regulations for electricity plants, bioenergy sustainability is high on the agenda for government and industry. Over the past few years, ADBA has strongly pushed the message that the sustainability of crop feedstocks for…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, RHI, FIT, RO, crop best practice, Ofgem, DECC, Defra, biomethane to grid

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New carbon calculator published with biogas & biomethane updates

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Ofgem have today released an updated version of the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator, which is available to download (along with an updated user guide) here. The calculator can be used to demonstrate the greenhouse gases emitted by crop-based anaerobic digestion, which are limited under RO and RHI sustainability criteria.…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, Defra, RHI, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, calculator, carbon calculator, bioenergy sustainability, bioenergy sustainability criteria, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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Biogas and biomethane sustainability: calculator changes and policy development

As we mentioned several times on these blogs towards the end of last year, we spent a large amount of time with some members contributing to the development of the biomass and biogas carbon calculator. Thank you to those members who contributed to that work. Although only a limited amount…

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Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, RHI, RO, carbon calculator, crop operators, Defra, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, financial incentives, biomethane, biomethane to grid

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Crop operators and developers – opportunity to contribute to carbon calculator

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As we come closer to the implementation of sustainability criteria for RO and RHI facilities, work is underway on revisions to the ‘B2C2’ carbon calculator. The B2C2 was developed by DECC to help operators of biomass and biogas sites calculate the carbon footprint of energy they…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, sustainability criteria, RO, Ofgem, crop operators, crops

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Update on Defra and WRAP activity

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In the second half of a day spent largely in Defra, I took part in a AD Steering Group meeting on Monday afternoon. A final report on the AD Strategy and Action Plan is to be published this autumn/winter, and we will be feeding in key achievements and issues…

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Tags: DC-Agri, Defra, digestate, FIT, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, RHI, RO, small scale AD, Wrap

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Use of glycerol in AD: views needed

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Ofgem has set out in response to a query its position around the use of glycerol produced during the manufacture of biodiesel, under the Feed-in Tariff scheme. They state that in order to use glycerol and still remain eligible for FiT payments your supplier will need to confirm that the…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, glycerine, glycerol, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO

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