Green Gas Support Scheme and Green Gas Levy

About the GGSS and GGL

The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS)

The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) is a government environmental scheme that will provide financial incentives for new anaerobic digestion biomethane plants to increase the proportion of green gas in the gas grid.

The scheme will be open to applicants in England, Scotland and Wales for four years from autumn 2021.

Registered participants will receive quarterly payments over a period of 15 years. Payments will be based on the amount of eligible biomethane that a participant injects into the gas grid.

The Green Gas Levy (GGL)

The Green Gas Levy (GGL) will place obligations on licensed gas suppliers, including a requirement to make quarterly levy payments, in order to fund the GGSS.

Our role

In March 2021, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) named Ofgem as the intended administrator of the GGSS and the GGL.

For full details see the publication Future Support for Low Carbon Heat & the Green Gas Levy.

In July, we published our consultation on administration of the Green Gas Support Scheme and associated Green Gas Levy.

Publications and updates