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Contract for Difference exemption, and Renewables Obligation and small scale Feed-in Tariffs compensation: application forms

Use these forms to apply for an exemption from a proportion of the costs of funding the Contract for Difference (CFD) and for compensation for a proportion of the costs of the renewables obligation / feed-in tariffs.

Documents

Compensation for the indirect costs of the renewables obligation and small scale feed-in-tariffs, and exemption for Contracts for Difference: application form (part 1)

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Compensation for the indirect cost of the renewables obligation and small scale feed-in-tariffs, and exemption for Contracts for Difference: application form (part 2)

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A number of policies have been developed to increase the share of electricity generated from renewable sources including the RO / FIT compensation scheme and the CFD exemption. The costs of funding the CFD scheme are recovered through levies on suppliers and these are ultimately passed on to domestic and industrial consumers’ bills.

The government recognises that, in the short to medium term, the resulting increase in retail electricity prices risks reducing the competitiveness of the UK’s most electricity-intensive businesses where they are operating in internationally competitive markets. To address this, the government has developed an exemption scheme to exempt those energy intensive industries whose competitiveness may be most at risk.

These forms allow businesses to apply for an exemption from a proportion of the costs of funding the CFD and compensation for a proportion of the costs of funding the RO/FIT. These should be completed with reference to the relevant guidance.

Download the application forms and compensation calculation spreadsheets. Email your completed forms to energyintensiveindustries@beis.gov.uk.

See the list of companies awarded compensation.

Read the consultation and government response and the updated response.

Published 19 January 2016
Last updated 20 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated application forms
  2. Updated guidance and forms added.
  3. Minor alterations to the application form (part 2) to ensure the regulations and the form are consistent.
  4. Updated application form.
  5. Updated application form (part 2) with new quarterly returns tab, adjusted application tab and other updates. Updated guidance document to reflect changes.
  6. Added the terms of engagement and proposed form for accountants’ reports (annexes B and C).
  7. First published.