The Scottish government is currently on target to meet their goal of generating the equivalent of 100% of Scotland's electricity needs from renewables by 2020.
This month has seen two big changes to operational revenue streams for renewables. On one hand the government seems determined to destroy investor confidence and the solar industry with the second unscheduled decreased in the Feed in Tariff (FIT) in the last ten months. Whilst on the other the long awaited consultation on ROC banding, although not entirely positive, is in the main a welcome firming up of policy direction.
As expected, there are some major changes in this new release, in comparison to previous government Renewable Heat Incentive proposals.
It has been confirmed that different approaches are being taken for the domestic and non-domestic sectors, with the RHI being introduced in two phases. Phase 1 will commence post-July 2011, when RHI tariffs will be available for the non-domestic sector.
The proposals involve the installation of a hydropower scheme at the location of an existing weir. To facilitate the installation the following was required:
Ecosulis attended the above seminar on 3 December 2010, which is the first of many proposed by the University of Exeter’s ‘Big Dilemmas’ project. The symposium was video conferenced in two locations, Exeter and Tremough, and speakers were present at both locations.
Keynote Speakers included:
Two part consultation, with the first section.
Part A covering changes that DECC plan to make to the RO by means of the next Renewables Obligation Order (ROO) which will come into effect on 1 April 2011.
The Part A RO changes are: