Renewables Obligation: total obligation for 2013-14

Publication date
2nd September 2014
Information types
Policy areas

Total obligation for 2013-14: 61,858,174 ROCs

Today we are announcing the total obligation for the 2013-14 Renewables Obligation (RO).

The RO requires licensed electricity suppliers to source a proportion of the electricity they supply to UK customers from renewable sources. Suppliers' obligations are set as a number of Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs). The obligation levels for 2013-14, announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in September 2012 are:

  • In England, Wales and Scotland: 20.6 ROCs per 100 MWh of electricity supplied to customers

  • In Northern Ireland: 9.7 ROCs per 100 MWh of electricity supplied to customers

Using these obligation levels and multiplying by the total electricity supplied (MWh) to UK customers during the obligation period, the total obligation for 2013-14 is 61,858,174 ROCs. Split out for each obligation this is:

  • In England & Wales: 55,378,383 ROCs

  • In Scotland: 5,702,153 ROCs

  • In Northern Ireland: 777,638 ROCs

Suppliers needed to meet their obligations for 2013-14 by 1 September 2014 (31 August for buy-out payments). They were able to do this by:

  • Presenting ROCs to us

  • Making a buy-out payment of £42.02 per ROC

  • Using a combination of ROCs and buy-out payment

Any suppliers who did not meet their obligations in full by the end of 1 September will need to make a late payment by 31 October 2014.

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Claudia Cimino - 020 7901 2722

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Roger Littlewood - / 020 7901 7136