Guidance

Renewables obligation level calculations: 2018/19

This paper sets out the methodology used in calculating the size of the obligation.

Documents

The Renewables Obligation for 2018/19: Calculating the level of the Renewables Obligation for 2018/19

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Revising the level of the Renewables Obligation in Great Britain for 2018/19 to implement an exemption for Energy Intensive Industries

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The Renewables Obligation Order 2015 requires the Secretary of State to announce the level of the obligation 6 months preceding an obligation period. This announces the size of the obligation for the 2018 to 2019 period.

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (Energy Intensive Industries) Order 2017 requires the Secretary of State to publish a revised renewables obligation level for 2018/19 to introduce an exemption for eligible Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) from the indirect policy costs of the RO from 1 April 2018.

January 5 2018: We have updated the publication “Revising the level of the Renewables Obligation in Great Britain for 2018/19…” to correct a typographical error in the Annex:

Table 1, step 9, third column of the ‘revised obligation level’ calculation: in points (i) and (ii) the output of the calculation 0.452 x 283.7 TWh = 128.2m ROCs (not 117.9m). There has been no change to the previously published revised obligation level.

Published 29 September 2017
Last updated 5 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. "Revising the level of the Renewables Obligation in Great Britain for 2018/19...": typographical error fixed in the Annex: table 1, step 9, third column of the ‘revised obligation level’ calculation: in points (i) and (ii) the output of the calculation 0.452 x 283.7 TWh = 128.2m ROCs (not 117.9m). There has been no change to the previously published revised obligation level.
  2. Explanatory note on revising the renewables obligation level for 2018/19 published.
  3. First published.