Renewables Obligation: Applications received, processed and queue

Chart

Source: Ofgem scheme administration.

This chart shows the number of Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme applications we have received and how many we are processing by month. It also shows the overall size of the queue for the scheme. By queue we mean the number of applications received which have not yet been approved or rejected. 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • RO

Data Table

Renewables Obligation: Applications received, processed and queue
ReceivedProcessedQueue
Mar-184355477
Apr-181662438
May-182181388
Jun-181851374
Jul-181490308
Aug-181877253
Sep-181626250
Oct-181930250
Nov-182136243
Dec-181318241
Jan-191017240
Feb-192727240

More information

The closure of the scheme on 31st March 2017 saw a rush of applications but since then, the queue has steadily reduced, with the exception of an increase in March 2018 as a result of the closure of a number of grace periods.

Whilst we will continued to receive a comparatively low number of new applications, the end of the final grace period on 31st January 2019 will mean that only amendments will be received in future. Grace period requirements, however, require us to assess more evidence and, as such, applications take longer to process.

Due to the number of amendments being received, the queue remains static.  The new approach to triaging all applications and amendments will have an impact in the coming months, thereby reducing the queue further.

Policy areas