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
Jan-1825130559
Feb-1820115475
Mar-184355477
Apr-186216438
May-188121388
Jun-185118374
Jul-189014308
Aug-187718253
Sep-182616250
Oct-183019250
Nov-183621243
Dec-181813241

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 continue to receive a comparatively low number of new applications, we expect the queue reduction trend to continue. However, at the same time, grace period requirements require us to assess more evidence and, as such, applications may take longer to process. We are also seeing a number of older applications move from a 'dormant' to a 'live' status.

As with any application process, we rely on timely and complete answers from applicants to help us move things forward.

 

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