Consultation outcome

Revising certification criteria for renewable Combined Heat and Power schemes

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

This consultation has concluded

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Government Response

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Detail of outcome

The consultation invited comments on the Government’s proposals for revising the certification criteria for biomass, bioliquid, biogas and waste fuelled Combined Heat and Power (CHP) schemes. These certification criteria determine the eligibility of plant for CHP specific bands under the Renewables Obligation banding arrangements and other forms of Government support.

Forty seven consultation responses were received, providing detailed comments on the proposed requirements including grandfathering arrangements for current and revised criteria. The Government response sets out how these comments are being taken into consideration in finalising the revised CHP Quality Assurance Standard and Guidance Notes 14 and 44.

Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation seeks views on proposals to revise the certification criteria for energies in the CHPQA Standard and Guidance Note 44.

Documents

Consultation document

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Revised CHPQA Standard

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Revised CHPQA Guidance Note 14

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Revised CHPQA Guidance Note 44

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Revised CHPQA: supplementary questions

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on proposals to revise the certification criteria for biomass, bioliquid, biogas and waste fuelled Combined Heat & Power (CHP) schemes in the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) Standard and Guidance Note 44.

The proposals will affect operators and developers of renewable CHP schemes. Their views, and the views of others, are invited on the proposals and on the modified CHPQA Standard and Guidance Documents 14 and 44 below. It would be most helpful if your consultation response provided answers to the questions set out in the consultation document, along with any supporting evidence.

Views are also requested on two additional questions in the Supplementary Questions document. These additional questions relate to a possible alternative grandfathering approach. Consultees are requested to provide views on this alternative approach in addition to providing views on the grandfathering approach outlined in the consultation document. The deadline for responses has been extended to 8th March to allow time for these two additional questions to be considered. Responses to the questions in both the consultation document and Supplementary Questions document are requested by this date.

Contact us

Tel: 0300 068 6494 Email: heatstrategy@decc.gsi.gov.uk Post: Renewable CHP Certification Consultation

Department of Energy & Climate Change

Area 1B, 3 Whitehall Place

London

SW1A 2AW

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