Open consultation

Widening eligibility for renewable electricity cost relief schemes

Summary

We're seeking views on whether to widen eligibility for energy intensive industries for exemption from the indirect costs of the renewable electricity support schemes.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We’re seeking views on:

  • whether there is evidence of potential competitive distortions as a result of the current eligibility threshold for the renewable electricity cost exemption schemes
  • to what percentage should the current threshold of 20% electricity intensity be lowered – 17%, 15% or 10% - in order to address the distortions
  • if the threshold is lowered, how to minimise the cost on non-eligible consumers.

The consultation also seeks views on related issues concerning:

  • redistribution of money recovered from over-exempted EIIs
  • improving operation of the exemption schemes

The consultation document is accompanied by an impact assessment setting out the bill and price impacts of the various options.

Documents

Energy Intensive Industries: relief from the indirect costs of renewable energy schemes - widening eligibility

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Widening eligibility for energy intensive industries: impact assessment

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

energyintensiveindustries@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The Energy Cost Productivity Team
Orchard 1, 4th Floor
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 22 June 2018