Feed-in Tariffs: Draft guidance on sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions

Publication date
20th February 2017
Information types
Policy areas

On 26 May 2016, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [BEIS]) launched a consultation on its review of support for anaerobic digestion (AD) and micro-combined heat and power (CHP) installations under the FIT scheme. On 8 February 2017 the Government response to this consultation was published, which announced the introduction of sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions on FIT generation payments to new AD generators who make an application on or after 1 May 2017.

This draft guidance is for applicants of AD installations that are seeking accreditation under the scheme from 1 May 2017. It explains the changes to our administration of the scheme and the new obligations on generators resulting from the introduction of sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions.

It is being published in draft for stakeholders to provide feedback on. Feedback should be sent to: REDevelopment@ofgem.gov.uk, or RE Development Team, Ofgem, 9 Millbank, London, SW1P 3GE, by Friday 17 March 2017.

We will update this document based on feedback from stakeholders and publish the final version as soon as possible after the relevant legislation is in force.