Draft Renewables Obligation: Guidance for suppliers

Publication date
11th September 2017
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Policy areas

In 2016, HM Government, with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as contact Department, consulted on implementing an exemption for Energy Intensive Industries (EII) from the indirect costs of the Renewables Obligation (RO). The Scottish Government consulted in parallel. Legislation for England and Wales, and Scotland is intended to come into force in October 2017, as an amendment to the RO Orders (ROO), with the exemption implemented from 1 January 2018.

We have updated this guidance to reflect the anticipated changes to the RO schemes arising from these Draft Orders.

We invite stakeholders to provide feedback on the updated draft guidance. The closing date for providing comment is 6 November 2017.

Please note that the guidance has been drafted on the assumption that the legislation does come into force in October 2017, meaning the exemption is implemented from 1 January 2018. Should this not happen, we will update the guidance document to reflect the revised timings.

Update: The Final Guidance has now been published to reflect the fact that the exemption will come into effect from 1 April 2018. This supersedes the version of the guidance published in December 2015.

We have also published the below comment response document, flagging any changes made to the draft guidance document, alongside the responses we received to the draft guidance document.