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The Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Waste as a renewable energy source

    4. 4.Biomass and fuels which are to be treated as biomass

  3. PART 2

    1. 5.The renewables obligation

    2. 6.Part of calculation A referable to Great Britain

    3. 7.Part of calculation A referable to Northern Ireland

    4. 8.Calculation A

    5. 9.Calculation B

    6. 10.Calculation C

    7. 11.Determining the number of renewables obligation certificates to be produced in an obligation period

    8. 12.Determining the number of renewables obligation certificates to be produced by a designated electricity supplier in order to discharge his renewables obligation

    9. 13.Further provision in relation to the production of renewables obligation certificates

  4. PART 3 NIROCs

    1. 14.Matters to be certified by NIROCs

    2. 15.When electricity is to be regarded as supplied to customers in Northern Ireland

    3. 16.When electricity used in a permitted way for NIROCs certifying matters within Article 54(5) or (6) of the Energy Order

  5. PART 4 NIROC

    1. 17.Excluded generating stations

    2. 18.Generating stations first commissioned before 1st January 1990

    3. 19.Generating stations in respect of which a NFFO arrangement applied but was terminated

    4. 20.Non-commissioned generating stations in respect of which a NFFO arrangement applies

    5. 21.Circumstances in which no NIROCs are to be issued in respect of electricity generated from renewable sources

  6. PART 5 NIROCs

    1. 22.NIROCs to be issued by Authority in respect of a generation station’s renewable output

    2. 23.Calculating a generating station’s renewable output

    3. 24.Renewable output of a qualifying combined heat and power generating station

  7. PART 6

    1. 25.The amount of electricity to be stated in each NIROC

    2. 26.Qualifying combined heat and power generating stations

    3. 27.Microgenerators

    4. 28.Generating stations which were accredited as at 11th July 2006

    5. 29.Generating stations which were accredited, or held preliminary accreditation, as at 31st March 2009

    6. 30.Generating stations in respect of which a statutory grant has been awarded

    7. 31.Review of banding provisions

  8. PART 7 NIROCs

    1. 32.Issue of NIROCs to generators and suppliers

    2. 33.Issue of NIROCs to agents

    3. 34.General criteria for the issue of NIROCs

    4. 35.Further criteria applicable to NIROCs certifying matters within Article 54(3) and (4) of the Energy Order

    5. 36.Further criteria applicable to NIROCs certifying matters within Article 54 (4) and (6) of the Energy Order

    6. 37.Refusing to issue and revoking NIROCs

    7. 38.NIROCs: financial bids

  9. PART 8

    1. 39.Interpretation

    2. 40.Payments to discharge the renewables obligation

    3. 41.Late Payments to discharge the renewables obligation

    4. 42.Dealing with the buy-out fund: payments into the Consolidated Fund and to the Great Britain authority

    5. 43.Dealing with the late payment fund: payments into the Consolidated Fund and to the Great Britain authority

    6. 44.Dealing with the buy-out and late payment funds: payments to United Kingdom suppliers

  10. PART 9

    1. 45.Provisions of information to the Authority

    2. 46.Information to be provided to the Authority where electricity is generated from biomass

    3. 47.Provision of information to the Department

    4. 48.Exchange of information with the Great Britain authority

    5. 49.Functions of the Authority

    6. 50.Preliminary accreditation and accreditation of generating stations

    7. 51.NIROC Register

    8. 52.Modification of this Order in relation to microgenerators in certain circumstances

    9. 53.Revocation, transitional and savings

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CALCULATION OF THE OBLIGATION

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ELECTRICITY TO BE STATED IN NIROCs

      1. PART 1 INTERPRETATION

      2. PART 2 AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY TO BE STATED IN NIROCs GENERALLY

      3. PART 3 AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY TO BE STATED IN NIROCs WHERE ARTICLE 28(3) APPLIES

      4. PART 4 AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY TO BE STATED IN NIROCs WHERE ARTICLE 28(5) OR ARTICLE 29(4) APPLIES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      The NIROC Register

  12. Explanatory Note

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