Tuesday, 10 August 2021
11MWth boiler
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by Sophie Archer

5 MW thermal input systems – let’s get down to permits

The 01 January 2024 deadline for existing 5 MWth combustion plants to be permitted by may seem far away, but, in reality, permits are taking at least 12 months with current Environment Agency (EA) queues. Once the influx of applications starts in 2023, this lead time risks being even longer! Here
Monday, 26 July 2021
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by Sophie Archer

Permits for RHI Extension and Tariff Guarantee Applications

Have you been approved for an RHI extension? Or maybe you are still waiting for your Tariff Guarantee Stage 2 to be approved? Both have completion deadlines of 31 March 2022, but do you have your permit prepared?
Tuesday, 06 July 2021
wind farm field
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by Mike Bond

Don’t get caught out by ESOS

If you have more than 250 UK employees or an annual turnover exceeding £50 million and a balance sheet total exceeding £43 million it is time to start planning how you will comply with the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) regulations. Fines for non-compliance can be up to £90,000. Does it
Thursday, 03 June 2021
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by Thomas Wilkins

Tales of Site Visits: HealthChecks

With the RHI scheme closed to new participants, we are being asked to complete an increasing number of RHI HealthChecks. These are for all system types and sizes e.g. Biomass, Heat Pump, Biogas etc.
Thursday, 13 May 2021
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by Sophie Archer

Are you compliance ready?

Combustion plants over 1 MWth input and up to 50MWth input need to comply with the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) through the Environment Agency (EA). The EA regulate the operation of combustion plants and monitor plant emissions to prevent environmental impacts on the local area.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
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by Sophie Archer

Pole movements: What you need to know

If you have electricity poles within your land boundary, you may find it getting in the way of progressing home or business expansions. Here is our quick guide to everything you need to know to get a pole moved.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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by Thomas Wilkins

RHI participants… are you audit ready?

Recently, we have had several Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) participants inform us of upcoming audit notices from Ofgem, who currently seem to be doing a big push. If non-compliances are found, then this will delay your RHI payments in the best-case scenario and could even result in the returning
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
two blue biomass boilers in a shed
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by Matthew Swain

Is your installation audit ready?

The start of November saw a fresh round of customers being selected for non-domestic RHI audits by Ofgem, this was across all technology types and sizes. This renewed resolve is likely to lead many scheme participants to question whether their installation is compliant and could be considered audit
Thursday, 15 October 2020
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by Sophie Archer

An update for combustion plant refurbs

We have recently sought clarity on whether changes made to an existing combustion plant qualifies it for permitting, as previously discussed in this blog. The Environment Agency (EA) has provided more guidance on the subject. Minor Refurbs vs Substantial Refurbs
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
White and green AD plant
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by Sophie Archer

Is your Anaerobic Digestion plant still exempt?

Across the UK, there are Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants that process biodegradable feedstocks to produce digestate and biogas. Large sites and those that process waste feedstocks require environmental permitting. However, any AD plant in England that meets either, or both, of the following is