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New FIT guidance from Ofgem

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Ofgem have today released an updated version of their guidance for renewable installations. You can access version 10.1 here. The changes in the guidance from version 10 reflect minor and technical alterations introduced by the government's Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) Order 2016. Version 10 contained new sections on: The introduction of deployment caps; …

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, FIT degression, preliminary accreditation, thom koller

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Amber Rudd MP acknowledges FIT delays

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Several members have been in touch this year reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. Working with members we compiled case studies showing the time elapsed since submission and the uncertainty this had created, which can threaten AD project funding. In March we sent these case studies…

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Tags: amber rudd, DECC, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, preliminary accreditation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, grace periods, Renewables Obligation

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New report on smaller scale biogas - what’s the future for the sector?

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This week the IEA's Task 37 met in Oxfordshire, and yesterday the group held an event to launch their new brochure on smaller scale AD in the livestock sector. This is available to download from their website here. The report authors - UK Task 37 leader Clare Lukehurst OBE and Angie…

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Tags: international energy agency iea, task 37, FIT, small scale AD, RHI, farming, farming resilience, Matt Hindle

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER UK Reports Two New Contracts

In view of the ongoing debate about a new feed-in tariff (FIT) system, the development of renewable energies in the UK is becoming ever more challenging. Thus, most anaerobic digestion plants are currently implemented by experienced companies. After all, quick planning and construction are a must in order to benefit…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, FIT, Northern Ireland, strabane, cattle manure, Silage, chicken manure, grass, sugar beet, maize, v, low farm, pre-accreditation, pig manure, multimix, feedstock, aberdeen, Scotland, stoneleigh, warwickshire, agriculture, Derek Sivyer

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FIT Generation & Export Payment Rates: April to June 2016

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Ofgem have released the tariff rates for the FIT scheme for the period 01 April - 30 June 2016. AD plant total installed capacity Tariff rate (pence per kilowatt hour) 250kW or less 8.21 Greater than 250kW but not exceeding 500kW 7.58 Greater than 500kW 7.81 The Export Tariff has increased to 4.91 pence per kilowatt hour. …

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ofgem, biogas, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, electricity, thom koller, anaerobic digestion, tariff rates

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FIT deployment cap: a year’s capacity applied for in the first quarter

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The FIT's first deployment cap closed on 31 March and today Ofgem released their quarterly report, which you can read here. As you can see from the table below 20.825MW total capacity has been applied for, comprised of 26 applications and 2 full applications. This means that the first four tariff…

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Tags: FIT, biogas, electricity, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Ofgem, deployment caps, fit quarterly report, thom koller

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DECC consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market: ADBA response

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DECC is seeking views on proposed changes to the electricity Capacity Market (CM), the way in which the UK ensures adequate electricity capacity. The consultation builds on the October 2015 consultation and lessons learned from the second Capacity Market Auction in December 2015. You can read the consultation document here.  The…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, FIT, anaerobic digestion, biogas, capacity markets, financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators

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FIT for purpose?

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Delays in FIT deployment Over the last few months ADBA members have been reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. The backlog of AD applications resulted from last summer’s reforms to the FIT, with many projects submitting prior to October 2015 to ensure they were not…

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Tags: FIT, Ofgem, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, biogas

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ADBA outlines wish list ahead of Budget Statement

With this year's feed in tariff cap for anaerobic digestion almost full already, it's time for the Chancellor to commit more resources to delivering viable baseload capacity through AD to secure our electricity supplies. In addition, industry urges the Chancellor to recognise the Committee on Climate Change…

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Tags: press, media, budget, chancellor, FIT, baseload energy, CCC, fifth carbon budget, on-farm AD, biodegradable waste, landfill, separate food waste collections, Circular Economy

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FIT deployment cap: February report

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Ofgem have released a monthly summary of the capacity deployed per technology and capacity band in the current tariff period, 8 February to 31 March 2016. You can read their full update here. Key information of interest to members: The total capacity applied for (both preliminary and full applications) is 17.653MW; and, This…

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Tags: Ofgem, DECC, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, crop operators, food operators, biogas

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Consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market

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The Capacity Market aims to ensure a sustainable, secure and cost-effective electricity supply for the UK by maximising current generation capabilities and encouraging new investment. A consultation was launched this week to introduce reforms including bringing the start of the Capacity Market forward by one year to help give both…

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Tags: DECC, investment, capacity markets, capacity crunch, consultation, anaerobic digestion, FIT, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, baseload energy

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Delays in Ofgem approval of FIT applications

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Several members are reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of FIT applications. We are raising this issue with DECC and to make our case we need to hear from you regarding the delays you are experiencing. If so, please send me an email remembering to include your application number and…

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ofgem, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators

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FIT deployment cap now totalling 17.623MW

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Over the last few weeks we have run a series of blogs about the FIT deployment caps, posts about the deployment cap being reached in 15 minutes and our update from last Friday. Today Ofgem have released their latest figures, and as you can see from the table…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, fit deployment

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Ofgem release new FIT guidance

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Ofgem have today released a new guide for the FIT, Guidance for Renewable Installations (Version 10), which you can find here. The changes to the FIT that the Version 10 Guidance responds to are: The introduction of deployment caps; The re-introduction of preliminary accreditation; Changes to the degression mechanism; and, Ending support…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, deployment caps, fit deployment, FIT degression, default degression, preliminary accreditation

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Biomethane VAT charge: are you affected?

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We are aware that some biomethane producers may have been subject to a surprise VAT charge, and are hear from members affected. The domestic reverse charge ('DRC') is an anti-fraud measure designed to tackle Missing Trader Intra-Community ('MTIC') fraud, in which VAT is avoided on imported goods but then reclaimed…

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Tags: DECC, HMT, hmrc, tax, vat, biomethane, biogas, biomethane to grid, FIT, RO, biogas combustion, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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