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FIT deployment cap reached in 15 minutes

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On 8 February the first quarter FIT deployment cap for AD was re-opened. The current cap period, which continues until 31 March was reached almost immediately - after just 15 minutes - with pre-accreditation granted to the 5.8MW worth of plants the cap permits. Ofgem released an update on 12 February confirming that the…

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Tags: Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff, Charlotte Morton, FIT, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, green energy

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FIT deployment caps - Ofgem to publish monthly status updates

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Since the opening of the deployment cap system under the FIT on 8 February we have had a few questions about how Ofgem will communicate the status of current and subsequent cap periods, as and when they ‘fill up’. We asked Ofgem to clarify. Ofgem replied saying that they…

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Tags: FIT, fit deployment, deployment caps, Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas, fit guidance

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FIT pre-accreditation re-opens on Monday: confirmed tariff levels

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Pre-accreditation for the Feed-in Tariff reopens under the new scheme rules on Monday. Our summary of the changes and the new scheme is still available here, and you can download our detailed briefing directly here. This week, Ofgem have published details of the tariffs which will be paid to plants…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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FIT pre-accreditation will be valid for one year, not two

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DECC have confirmed that when FIT pre-accreditation returns from 8 February 2016, approved projects will have one year to build and commission from their application date.* This is the same 'validity period' that was available under the old pre-accreditation system, but the first version of the consultation response - published last Thursday…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, feed in tariff, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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FIT: Ofgem draft guidance published

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Following the publication of DECC’s response to the Feed-in Tariff review earlier today, Ofgem have now published some draft guidance for the new scheme rules. The two documents now available are: Guidance on pausing the FIT scheme from 15 January – 8 February 2015 Guidance on the operation of deployment caps…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, feed-in tariff, DECC, guidance, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Feed-in Tariff: DECC confirms return of pre-accreditation but low caps remain

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DECC’s FIT response has now been published, setting out the department’s plans for the scheme from 2016-2019. You can read our detailed briefing on the conclusions here. Note this briefing has been updated on 21 December following clarification from DECC on a drafting error - see…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, feed-in tariff, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Ofgem, electricity, CHP, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Ollie More

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RHI enquiry line: Christmas closures

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Members with a current RHI project or application may want to be aware of the following notice from Ofgem about closure of the enquiry line over the Christmas: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/non-domestic-rhi-enquiry-line-christmas-and-new-year-closing-times 2.30pm on Friday 18 December until 9am on Monday 21 December 12:30pm on Thursday 24 December until …

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Tags: RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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ADBA members discuss FIT, RHI and the industry’s future

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It was no surprise to see a packed room at our Members’ Meeting this week given the challenges facing our sector. Our presentations reflected the widespread uncertainty across our key policy areas – and discussions showed the impact that this is having on members businesses across the country. After…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, Defra, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, market report, members' meeting, ADBA, AD

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FIT Review update and timetable

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Earlier this month DECC published the comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff. See our previous note on this here. Since we released the briefing DECC have amended the consultation document as they had provided wrong figures for the estimated number of installations, the correct tables can be found below (the…

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Tags: FIT, fit review, DECC, biogas, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff

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Non-Domestic RHI enquiry line closed for staff training next week

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Any members who have applied for - or plan to apply for - the RHI should be aware of the following notice from Ofgem: Due to staff training, the enquiry line will be closed on 2 and 3 September 2015. During this time, you can still email us at RHI.Enquiry@ofgem…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane, biogas, heat, anaerobic digestion

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Ofgem sustainability criteria biomethane potential tool

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Ofgem have provided us with a table of biogas yields that can potentially be used as part of the calculation for sustianability criteria measurement. See here.  Under the sustainability criteria it is often necessary to apportion the amount of biogas that is produced from one feedstock compared to other…

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Tags: Ollie More, Ofgem, biomethane, RHI, sustainability criteria, biomass sustainability criteria, crop operators

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RHI sustainability criteria: further details from Ofgem, workshop dates

Following the publication of their guidance last week, Ofgem have asked us to pass on the following message, which is relevant to anyone who claims the RHI and uses crop feedstocks. In particular, please note the urgent need to submit your FMS questionnaire, and the workshops whcih will be taking…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, sustainability criteria, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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FIT Guidance Update - Site Clarification

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Ofgem have modified the Feed in Tariff (FIT) rules in the 9th version of the guidance document for Renewable Installations. This recent document provides much clearer guidance to developers and communities alike as to what Ofgem consider to be a single ‘Site’ and reflects the recent introduction of…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, Ofgem, guidance, site, anaerobic digestion, incentives, will bushby

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Western Power Distribution – electricity network connection surgeries

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Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced that they will be holding electricity connection surgeries for WPD customers and independent connection providers. The surgeries will run on the dates listed below and enable interested parties (like landowners, ICPs, developers and community groups) to make a 45 minute appointment with an engineer to…

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Tags: western power distribution, biogas to electricity, national grid, grid connection, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, will bushby

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DECC to change RHI degression forecasting; clarify calculation

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As members who have attended our biomethane working groups are aware, DECC have been working on an issue with their biomethane forecasting methodology which could mean plants effectively count twice towards degression. In short, the current methodology effectively assumes that a plant will be operating at full capacity from the…

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Tags: will bushby, DECC, RHI, biomethane, RHI degression, degression, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, biomethane to grid, biomethane to grid working group

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