CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: closure guidance for participants

Information for participants about the closure of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and what they must do.

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Revocation and Savings) Order 2018 came into force on 1 October 2018.

The final compliance year for participants in CRC was 2018 to 2019.

Actions for all participants

As a participant you must continue to maintain your evidence packs until 31 March 2025.

You no longer need to:

  1. Collect CRC energy data (but you may have obligations under Streamlined energy and carbon reporting (SECR)).
  2. Make annual reports for years beyond the 2018 to 2019 compliance year.
  3. Register for further phases.
  4. Pay subsistence fees.
  5. Update your contact details.

Compliance and enforcement

The CRC regulators will continue to do compliance audits and take enforcement action where necessary until 31 March 2025. It’s therefore necessary to keep your evidence packs until then.

Allowance refunds

Until the 31 March 2022 refunds for allowances were at the discretion of the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero. The rules for allowances refunds have not changed. After 31 March 2022 the Secretary of State may refund any un-surrendered allowances.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

SECR requires many companies formerly within the scope of the CRC to report energy consumption and energy efficiency actions. They must do this as part of their annual director’s report. See more information on SECR.

Contact details

The CRC helpdesk is now closed.

See guidance on how to make evidence pack maintenance actions.

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Updates to this page

Published 12 March 2019
Last updated 19 April 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect that participants no longer need to update their contact details on the CRC registry.

  2. The CRC helpdesk is now closed - see contact details section for further information.

  3. We have confirmed the CRC scheme requirements which have ended and clarified any on-going activities. For example, audits, the ability to seek refunds and the timescales for these.

  4. First published.

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