The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a consultation document on 1 April 2016 which asks a number of questions regarding the implementation of an exemption scheme for eligible Energy Intensives Industries EIIs) from the indirect costs of the Renewables Obligation (RO) and the small scale Feed-in Tariff (FIT) schemes.
DECC’s consultation relates to a proposal to implement an exemption in relation to the FIT scheme in Great Britain and in relation to the RO in England and Wales. The consultation notes “the Scottish Government are consulting separately on proposals to implement the exemption in relation to the RO in Scotland” as this is overseen by the Scottish Government.
In order to implement the proposed EII exemption scheme across GB, changes to the Renewables Obligation Scotland legislation will be required. This consultation seeks views on the implementation of an exemption for EIIs as it relates to the RO Scotland.