Guidance

Climate change agreements: operations manual

This manual is a guide for industry sector associations and operators of a climate change agreement (CCA).

Documents

Climate Change Agreements Operations Manual

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Target calculator workbook tool

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Target calculator work book tool (OM DATC - for use by the Data centres sector).

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Reconstructing base year to include 3/7ths

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Reconstructing base year where eligibility crosses 70% threshold

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Supply disruption calculator

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Supply disruption plant shutdown example - no CHP

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Supply disruption plant shutdown example - CHP

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Fall in throughput for absolute target unit

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Fall in throughput for absolute target unit - Example method 1

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Fall in throughput for absolute target unit - Example method 2

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Absolute energy reporting template

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Relative energy reporting template

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Novem carbon reporting template

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Novem energy reporting template

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Details

This manual explains how to set up and manage an agreement, and how to report energy data against targets.

The associated spreadsheets provide example calculations and technical detail on case specific issues. They support the manual and help you calculate targets as requested within the CCA manual.

If you have a CCA and receive more than €500,000 a year in state aid, find out what information you need to report to HMRC and why here

Published 21 August 2013
Last updated 12 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Increase in fees added to the Climate Change Agreements operations manual. The Target calculator work book tool has been split in to two separate tools. The Target calculator OM DATC (LIT 10660) is for use by the Data centres sector. The Target calculator work book tool (LIT 10506) is for use by other sectors. Both target calculators now include a stringency test tab.
  2. Removed all out of date calculation spreadsheets.
  3. The Climate Change Agreements Operations Manual has been updated to contain information about the Target Calculator toolkit.
  4. A target calculator workbook tool (LIT 10506) has been added to support the Climate change agreements operation manual (LIT 7911).
  5. Section 3.3.2 - Text revision to clarify rule regarding site boundary and off-site DAA. Section 4.4.4 - Text revision adding information for determining a Novem baseline. Section 6.1.1 - Text revision to expand detail on facility eligibility information requirements. Section 7.5.1 - Text revision to clarify baseline reconstruction requirements. Section 7.6, 7.7 and 7.8 - Text revisions to add new variation types Section 8.1 - Text revision to add reference to enforcement and sanctions guidance. Section 8.4 - Text revision to add information on the appeals process. Section 9.3.3 – Text revision to add information on what we look for in a CCA facility audit Section 9.3.4 – Text revision to add information on what we look for in a CCA sector audit Section 10 - Text revision to update reporting guidance chapter. Glossary - Text revisions to add new terms related to above updates. Appendix I - Addition of spreadsheet tools for reporting, reconstructing the baseline and reporting variation target calculators Appendix J - New appendix on the reporting workbook
  6. Section 1 - Text revision relating to presentation and small amendments to the text. Section 2 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to 2.2 (CCA register) and 2.4.2 (changes to eligibility) Section 3 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to sections 3.1.3 (green electricity), 3.1.9 (liquid nitrogen), 3.1.10 (accounting for transport fuel), Figure 3.3 amended, 3.4 (CRC) and 3.5 (meter failures). Section 4 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to sections 4.2.2 (target unit targets), 4.3 (greenfield/brownfield sites), 4.4.4 (Novem target) and 4.5 (how to structure a target) Section 5 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to sections 5.1.3 (paying the charges) and 5.3 (non payment) Section 6 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to section 6.2 (email assent) Section 7 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to sections 7.1 (operator changes), 7.1.2 (amending the target), 7.5.1 (structural change), 7.7.4 (12 month base period) and 7.7.5 (changing sector). Section 8 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections. Section 9 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to sections 9.1 (what is a CCA audit), 9.2.3 (joint audits), 9.3 (how we carry out audits), 9.4 (audit outcomes). Section 10 - Text revision relating to presentation. Additional text added to all sections in particular to sections 10.1.4 (reporting requirements), 10.2 (buy-out), 10.3 (decertification), 10.4 (calculating performance). Appendix A to I - Text revision relating to presentation. Appendix A - Eligible processes added. Appendix B - Additional calculations added. Appendix C - Added register user guide Appendix E - Additional example added. Appendix G - Appendix added. Appendix I - All previous spreadsheet tools consolidated into one appendix.
  7. First published.