Tuesday, 30 June 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

BEIS announce an RHI extension due to COVID-19

The government has announced an extension to commissioning deadlines for all Tariff Guarantee projects to the 31 March 2022 and introducing a flexible 3rd allocation of Tariff Guarantees in a response to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consolation.
Thursday, 11 June 2020
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by Sophie Archer

The Right Wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business – but what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020
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by Mike Bond

Electricity prices took a Spring Bank Holiday rollercoaster

An unpredictable combination of factors on the electricity markets led to a prolonged period of negative electricity prices over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Those consumers with flexible supply contracts enjoyed negative commodity prices for most of Saturday and again on the Sunday morning,
Tuesday, 02 June 2020
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by Ben Ablewhite

Electricity generators paid to switch off

Historically low demand on the electricity grid caused by the COVID-19 lockdown has driven National Grid to look for more ways to balance supply and demand, resulting in the launch of a new scheme paying generators to switch off.
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

Easy periodic data submission for the RHI

Are you a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme participant? Do you struggle with your regular data submissions that are required to fulfil the obligations of the Scheme? Are you checking to make sure the readings are in line with your expectations?
Wednesday, 06 May 2020
Green CHP engine in a shed
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by Max Knowles

Electricity generators may be asked to turn off at short notice

National Grid has asked Ofgem for permission to instruct embedded generators to turn off at short notice in time for the bank holiday this Friday (08 May). This proposed amendment to the Grid Supply Code is a last resort to help balance the grid supply and demand, in reaction to unprecedented
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
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by Sophie Archer

The burning question about refurbs

Have you got a combustion plant over 1 MW input on site? Has it been replaced or had its burner upgraded since the 20 December 2018? Then you may need to comply with the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) regulations to stay compliant with the EA.
Thursday, 23 April 2020
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by Ryan Ward

How to secure a tariff guarantee

The most recent Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff degression occurred on the 31 March 2020, reducing the tariff on ground/water source heat pumps (over 100 kWth) by 10% and the next potential degression will be on the 30 June 2020.
Thursday, 09 April 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

The clock is ticking on RHI applications

If your project is still a work in progress, or even just an idea, is there enough time to complete an RHI application before time runs out?
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Green CHP engine with blue sky behind
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by Jenny Beynon

Saving money on your export electricity contract

When Fullcircle Energy become one of our fully account managed customers we discovered that another broker had negotiated an export contract with a large commission. We worked with them to secure an alternative contract and save them £7,000 per year for their exported electricity.

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