DECC Consultation on the level of banded support for new solar PV under the Renewables Obligation
21st December 2015
The EAUC is a Member-led organisation. We represent you, and ensure that your views on topical issues are conveyed to the rest of the sector and to the Government. One important way we can do this is by responding to consultations from the Government and other organisations.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has recently launched a Consultation on the level of banded support for new solar PV under the Renewables Obligation.
This consultation sets out proposals for reduced support under the RO, to apply from 1 June 2016. The proposals will affect solar PV generating stations with an accreditation date from 23 July 2015 onwards (and additional capacity added to existing accredited stations that does not take it above 5MW in total installed capacity), unless they are eligible for the specified grandfathering exception, the significant financial commitment grace period or the banding reduction exception.
The consultation also sets out the proposed eligibility criteria for the banding reduction exception that was announced in the December 2015 Government response to the consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV. This exception will apply to projects which can demonstrate that a significant financial commitment had been made on or before 22 July 2015.
The EAUC will be responding to this consultation on behalf of members. You can take part in our survey to gain feedback on the proposals here
. The deadline for responses is 5pm, Friday 15th January 2016