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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009

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

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32.—(1) This article applies to a generating station–

(a)in respect of which a statutory grant was awarded on or before 11th July 2006; and

(b)which either–

(i)was granted accreditation which took effect after 11th July 2006; or

(ii)generates electricity from biomass or waste (including fuels produced from biomass or waste by means of gasification, pyrolysis or anaerobic digestion); and

(c)which is not a microgenerator.

(2) The operation of articles 27 to 31 in relation to electricity generated by a generating station to which this article applies is conditional upon the operator of the station agreeing–

(a)if the grant or any part of it has been paid, to repay to the Scottish Ministers on or before 31st March 2011 so much of the grant as has been paid;

(b)to pay to the Scottish Ministers interest on an amount repayable under sub-paragraph (a) for such period, and at such rate, as may be determined by the Scottish Ministers; and

(c)if the grant or any part of it has not yet been paid, to consent to the cancellation of the award of the grant or part.

(3) Where a generating station to which this article applies generates electricity at a time when the operator of the station–

(a)has not so agreed; or

(b)having so agreed, has not produced to the Authority evidence of–

(i)the repayment of all amounts due under paragraph (2)(a) or the payment of all amounts of interest due under paragraph (2)(b); and

(ii)where a grant or any part has been cancelled under paragraph (2)(c), the cancellation of that grant or part,

the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC issued in respect of that electricity is 1 megawatt hour or the amount determined in accordance with article 27 or 28, whichever is the greater.

(4) In determining how electricity has been generated for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b)(ii), no account is to be taken of any waste which the generating station uses for permitted ancillary purposes.

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