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Biomethane to Grid Working Group: Doncaster site visit & meeting

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On Monday our Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in Doncaster to visit Future Biogas’ recently commissioned biomethane to grid project. Alongside a morning tour of the site, which can process 35,000 tonnes of crop feedstocks from local farmers each year in order to produce 12,000 cubic metres of gas per day,…

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Tags: Air Liquide, biomethane to grid, degression, Flogas, Future Biogas, gas-to-grid, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, pre-accreditation, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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Biomethane campaign: progress on EMIB recommendations

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The latest meeting of the biomethane ‘campaign’ group, set up by ADBA and the Energy Networks Association (ENA), was held at ENA’s London offices this week. The group aims to break down barriers to biomethane, partly by following up on Energy Market Issues in Biomethane (EMIB) group recommendations. This…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane campaign, EMIB, ENA, Matt Hindle, Ofgem

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Upcoming Biomethane to Grid Working Group & Doncaster site visit: 27 January

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Accompanied by a site visit to Future Biogas’ recently commissioned site in Doncaster, the upcoming Biomethane to Grid Working Group will also see presentations from DECC and Ofgem covering the RHI accreditation process for gas-to-grid projects and more broadly government’s long term support for the sector through the RHI,…

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Tags: Air Liquide, biomethane to grid, CNG Services, DECC, Elster, Flogas, Future Biogas, gas grid injection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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FIT pre-accreditation: Ofgem issues guidance for generators using ICP

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Following a number of queries from prospective generators around the requirements that they have to meet to demonstrate evidence of a grid connection agreement when using an independent connections provider (ICP), Ofgem has now published a guidance note to specifically address the issue. Whereas Ofgem’s current guidance document only…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, grid connection, ICP, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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FIT pre-accreditation: demonstrating evidence of grid connection agreement

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Ofgem’s updated FIT Guidance document includes new guidance on what requirements operators will have to meet around demonstrating evidence of a grid connection agreement, in order to secure preliminary accreditation. As well as outlining that operators must provide a copy of the grid connection offer letter, a copy of…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, grid connection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation

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ENA workshop: grid connection issues

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Last Thursday, on an unseasonably mild autumn day in South Wales, I attended a workshop in Cardiff  which considered the various obstacles facing renewables looking to connect to the electricity grid. Some of the important issues raised by generators included: Application process – lengthy and requires a lot of information. Standardisation…

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Tags: DNO, grid connection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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Ofgem publishes draft RHI guidance

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Ofgem has published the latest draft Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) guidance document, covering RHI eligibility and how to apply for the scheme. The guidance includes advice on what is included within the capacity of a biogas CHP installation, eligible and ineligible heat uses, metering requirements and registration for biomethane producers. …

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Tags: eligibility criteria, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, RHI

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Implementation of RO sustainability criteria delayed until 2015

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DECC have published their decision on the consultation on Renewables Obligation (RO) sustainability criteria. In a welcome move, DECC have listened to industry calls and delayed the implementation of the criteria until April 2015, which we had advocated on the basis that AD plants take around a year to build and…

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Tags: carbon calculator, DECC, GHG emissions, iLUC, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, purpose grown crops, Renewables Obligation, RO sustainability criteria

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Gas Transporter licence: class exemption for BtG introduced

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Following a consultation, DECC has introduced a class exemption, including for those injecting biomethane into the gas grid, from the requirement to hold a gas transporter licence. This should come into effect from next Monday 12 August. This is something we called for in our consultation response, and on top of…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, DECC, Network Entry Agreement, Ofgem

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Tackle blackouts and price hikes with biogas

ADBA PRESS RELEASE ADBA’s chief executive calls for government to remember our best source of unconventional gas, following Osborne’s speech proposing a generous tax regime for shale gas at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (8 October) and the release of Ofgem’s first annual Electricity Capacity…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, Ed Davey, government support, green growth, Ofgem, Osborne, renewable gas

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Ofgem changes need to help renewable energy projects

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Reacting to the government’s conclusions on the Ofgem review, published today (19 May), ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: ADBA welcomes the government’s clear view that Ofgem’s primary objective to protect the interests of current and future consumers includes their interests in…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, DECC, grid connection, Ofgem

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