Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme changes: consultation

UK Government made an amendment in March 2021 to its Renewables Obligation Order 2015 increasing the level of the mutualisation threshold, reducing the likelihood of it being triggered. This consultation seeks views on making the same changes to mutualisation arrangements under the RO(S) legislation to address electricity supplier payment default.


1. The RO comprises separate schemes in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England and Wales – the UKG consultation extends to the ES

2. payment of around £34m which was made after the 2018/19 RO deadline effectively lowered the mutualisation amount for 2018/19 to about £54m.

3. Renewables Obligation (RO): addressing electricity supplier payment default under the RO scheme - GOV.UK (



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