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Contracts for Difference, renewables obligation and small scale feed-in tariffs: apply for exemption or compensation

How to apply for an exemption or compensation for a proportion of the indirect costs of funding the Contracts for Difference, renewables obligation and small scale feed-in tariffs.

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

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Exemption for the indirect costs of Contracts for Difference and the renewables obligation, and compensation for small scale feed-in-tariffs: application form (part 2)

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Exemption for the indirect costs of Contracts for Difference and the renewables obligation, and compensation for small scale feed-in-tariffs: quarterly declaration

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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. Businesses which wish to apply for the RO and CFD exemptions should follow the exemption guidance on this page. Businesses applying for FIT compensation, or businesses in Northern Ireland, should use the compensation 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.

Published 19 January 2016
Last updated 12 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. The renewables obligation has moved to an exemption and we have updated the guidance which previously applied only to Contracts for Difference. This guidance is effective from 1 April 2018.
  2. Updated application forms
  3. Updated guidance and forms added.
  4. Minor alterations to the application form (part 2) to ensure the regulations and the form are consistent.
  5. Updated application form.
  6. Updated application form (part 2) with new quarterly returns tab, adjusted application tab and other updates. Updated guidance document to reflect changes.
  7. Added the terms of engagement and proposed form for accountants’ reports (annexes B and C).
  8. First published.