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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013

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13.  After article 28 (qualifying combined heat and power generating stations) insert—

High-range co-firing in the 2013/14 obligation period

28A.(1) This article applies to electricity which is generated—

(a)before 1st April 2014;

(b)in the way described as “high-range co-firing” in Schedule 2; and

(c)by a generating station to which article 29 does not apply.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC issued in respect of electricity to which this article applies is of a megawatt hour.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies to electricity to which this article applies which is generated—

(a)in the way described as “high-range co-firing with CHP” in Schedule 2; and

(b)using—

(i)pre-2013 capacity; or

(ii)2013/15 capacity in respect of which a declaration has been made in accordance with article 28(7).

(4) Where this paragraph applies, the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC is—

(a)in respect of the qualifying proportion of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour; and

(b)in respect of the remainder of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour.

(5) This article is subject to article 32.

Co-firing of regular bioliquid in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 obligation periods

28B.(1) This article applies to electricity which is generated—

(a)before 1st April 2015;

(b)in the way described as “co-firing of regular bioliquid” in Schedule 2; and

(c)by a generating station to which article 29 does not apply.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC issued in respect of electricity to which this article applies is of a megawatt hour.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies to electricity to which this article applies which is generated—

(a)in the way described as “co-firing of regular bioliquid with CHP” in Schedule 2; and

(b)using—

(i)pre-2013 capacity; or

(ii)2013/15 capacity in respect of which a declaration has been made in accordance with article 28(7).

(4) Where this paragraph applies, the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC is—

(a)in respect of the qualifying proportion of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour; and

(b)in respect of the remainder of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour.

(5) This article is subject to article 32.

Low-range co-firing in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 obligation periods

28C.(1) This article applies to electricity which is generated—

(a)before 1st April 2015;

(b)in the way described as “low-range co-firing” in Schedule 2; and

(c)by a generating station to which article 29 does not apply.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC issued in respect of electricity to which this article applies is of a megawatt hour.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies to electricity to which this article applies which is generated—

(a)in the way described as “low-range co-firing with CHP” in Schedule 2; and

(b)using—

(i)pre-2013 capacity; or

(ii)2013/15 capacity in respect of which a declaration has been made in accordance with article 28(7).

(4) Where this paragraph applies, the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC is—

(a)in respect of the qualifying proportion of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour; and

(b)in respect of the remainder of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour.

(5) This article is subject to articles 28D, 28E and 32.

Low-range co-firing of relevant energy crops

28D.(1) This article applies to electricity which is generated—

(a)before 1st April 2019;

(b)by a generating station to which article 29 does not apply; and

(c)from relevant energy crops burned in a combustion unit in a month in which—

(i)the energy content of the biomass burned in that combustion unit is less than 50 per cent of the energy content of all of the energy sources burned in that combustion unit during that month; and

(ii)the generating station generates electricity partly from fossil fuel and partly from renewable sources.

(2) The amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC issued in respect of electricity to which this article applies is—

(a)in the case of electricity generated before 1st April 2015, of a megawatt hour; and

(b)in the case of electricity generated on or after 1st April 2015, one megawatt hour.

(3) Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of paragraph 1(2) of Part 1 of Schedule 2 shall apply for the purposes of this article as they apply for the purposes of that Schedule.

(4) In this article “relevant energy crops” means energy crops which are supplied to the operator of a generating station in accordance with an agreement made—

(a)in writing;

(b)before 7th September 2012; and

(c)between the owner or operator of the generating station and a person who is not connected to the owner or operator of the station within the meaning of section 1122 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010(1).

(5) This article is subject to articles 28E and 32.

Low-range co-firing of relevant energy crops with CHP

28E.(1) This article applies to electricity which is generated—

(a)before 1st April 2019;

(b)by a qualifying combined heat and power generating station to which article 29 does not apply;

(c)from relevant energy crops burned in a combustion unit in a month in which—

(i)the energy content of the biomass burned in that combustion unit is less than 50 per cent of the energy content of all of the energy sources burned in that combustion unit during that month;

(ii)the generating station generates electricity partly from fossil fuel and partly from renewable sources; and

(iii)the fossil fuel and the relevant energy crops have been burned in separate combustion units; and

(d)using—

(i)pre-2013 capacity; or

(ii)2013/15 capacity, 2015/16 capacity or post-2016 capacity in respect of which a declaration has been made in accordance with article 28(7).

(2) Paragraph (3) applies to electricity to which this article applies which is generated before 1st April 2015.

(3) Where this paragraph applies, the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC is—

(a)in respect of the qualifying proportion of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour; and

(b)in respect of the remainder of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour.

(4) Paragraph (5) applies to electricity to which this article applies which is generated on or after 1st April 2015.

(5) Where this paragraph applies, the amount of electricity to be stated in each SROC is—

(a)in respect of the qualifying proportion of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, of a megawatt hour; and

(b)in respect of the remainder of the electricity to which this paragraph applies, one megawatt hour.

(6) Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of paragraph 1(2) of Part 1 of Schedule 2 shall apply for the purposes of this article as they apply for the purposes of that Schedule.

(7) In this article, “relevant energy crops” has the same meaning as in article 28D.

(8) This article is subject to article 32..

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