Consultation on Ofgem E-Serve Guidance - Renewables Obligation: Closure of the scheme to onshore wind in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Investment Freezing Declarations

Publication date
11th May 2017
Closing date
12th June 2017
Policy areas
Status

It has come to our attention that the wording of the templates for the “Declaration of grid or radar delay condition” and the “Declaration of investment freezing condition ” in our published guidance documents in relation to the closure of the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind in Great Britain and Northern Ireland do not reflect the meaning of the relevant legislation as properly construed.

For this reason, we are consulting on amending these declarations. We do not propose to make any other changes to the published guidance, or to the other declaration templates.

If you intend to apply for an onshore wind grace period after 1 April 2017, please read this consultation.   

Please be aware that this is not a consultation on the policy underpinning the Renewables Obligation, but on our understanding of the intention of the applicable legislation regarding the declarations, and the clarity of our proposed amendments to give effect to the legislation as properly construed.

Please send responses, or any questions, to REDevelopment@ofgem.gov.uk, or call 0207 901 3158.

We will be holding stakeholder workshops to discuss the changes proposed in the consultation. Please see full details and sign up at Eventbrite: London (25 May 2017), Belfast (30 May 2017).