Draft guidance changes: Bioliquids, wastes and residues under the RO

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In 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on new rules for bioliquids, wastes and residues under the Renewables Obligation (RO) in response to the European Union (EU) Directive on reducing indirect land-use change. For England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the new rules are expected to come into force on 1 January 2018, as amendments to the RO Orders; the Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Regulations 2017 were laid on 11 December 2017.

The covering letter summarises the changes to the scheme and the draft changes we have made to our guidance, as a result of the anticipated amendment regulations. The document is for generators who operate a fuelled generating station.

We invite you to provide your comments on our draft guidance. The closing date for providing comments is 31 January 2018.

Details on how to respond are included in the open letter.

List of draft guidance:

  • Renewables Obligation: Sustainability Criteria (Appendix 1)
  • Renewables Obligation: Sustainability Reporting Guidance (Appendix 2)
  • Renewables Obligation: Fuel Measurement and Sampling Guidance (Appendix 3)
  • Renewables Obligation: Fuel Classification Diagram (Appendix 4)

We will be holding a webinar on 16 January to give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the changes to our guidance. However, we still encourage you to submit any comments or questions that you have to us in writing. If you would like to attend the webinar, please sign up by email to REDevelopment@ofgem.gov.uk by 8 January.