Recently, Ofgem hosted a Webinar on ‘Guidance on how to produce an Independent Technical Assurance Report’ aimed at those who own a generation station. Two of our engineers Andrew and Oli, took part in the Webinar and learned key points that make producing a quality ITAR important:
- Your ROC application won’t be reviewed until an ITAR has been submitted and reviewed by Ofgem, therefore delaying any income accrued from generation
- Ofgem require your generation to have a ‘Data Logger’ that can be used to provide reliable onsite meter readings, otherwise, ROCs may not be issued
To make sure your ROC application is swiftly completed and your generation station is accredited, it’s important for you to have an ITAR completed and submitted to Ofgem as soon as it is asked for. It is also a good idea to begin thinking about how you will record your onsite meter readings. Although this may be a tedious task, it may benefit your site by having software that can automatically record your meter readings, not just for ROCs, but for the all-round operation of your site.
A few months ago, Andrew Morbey wrote a blog explaining what an ITAR is and how FEC Energy can help you by acting as an independent consultant, writing your ITAR and assisting with your ROC application. You can find his blog by clicking here. If you require more information or you are seeking an independent consultant to complete your ITAR, please contact Oli Coe or Andrew Morbey on 024 7669 8899.