Consultation outcome

Helping small energy suppliers join government environmental and social programmes

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Response to the consultation on raising the threshold at which energy suppliers are required to participate in DECC environmental and social programmes

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Summary

This consultation seeks views on a proposal to raise the customer account threshold for supplier involvement in the Carbon Emissions Reduction…

Documents

Impact Assessment (IA) for the consultation on raising the threshold for energy supplier participation in social and environmental programmes

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Consultation on raising the threshold at which energy suppliers are required to participate in DECC environmental and social programmes

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Impact Assessment: Consultation on raising the threshold at which energy suppliers are required to participate in social and environmental programmes

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on a proposal to raise the customer account threshold for supplier involvement in the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) from 50,000 to 100,000. Government is also proposing the Warm Home Discount, which is the subject of a parallel consultation, should also apply a 100,000 customer accounts threshold.

The aim of this proposal is to reduce a potential barrier to growth for small energy suppliers. Market entry and the threat of market entry are important in energy markets, as in other markets, to promote competition. Competitive markets are in the interests of consumers, since competition incentivises firms to innovate to reduce prices and improve the products and services they offer. It is also hoped a higher threshold will reduce burdens on small suppliers, in line with the Government’s broader burden-reduction agenda.

The consultation also seeks general comments on how DECC can design future supplier obligations in a way that minimises disproportionate impacts on smaller suppliers and overall burdens on suppliers.

This consultation is accompanied by an impact assessment.

A response form is also available.

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Email: Threshold.consultation@decc.gsi.gov.uk

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Government response to the consultation on raising the threshold at which energy suppliers are required to participate in DECC environmental and social programmes

Impact Assessment (IA) for the consultation on raising the threshold for energy supplier participation in social and environmental programmes

CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS

Consultation on raising the threshold at which energy suppliers are required to participate in DECC environmental and social programmes

Impact Assessment: Consultation on raising the threshold at which energy suppliers are required to participate in social and environmental programmes

Response form