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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 No. 2860

SCHEDULES

Regulations 22, 24, 25, 26 and 36

SCHEDULE 1Information required for accreditation and registration

1.  (1)  This Schedule specifies the information that may be required of a prospective participant in the scheme.

(2) The information is, as applicable to the prospective participant—

(a)name, home address, e-mail address and telephone number;

(b)any company registration number and registered office;

(c)any trading or other name by which the prospective participant is commonly known;

(d)details of a bank account in the prospective participant’s name which accepts pound sterling deposits in the United Kingdom;

(e)information to enable the Authority to satisfy itself as to the identity of the individual completing the application;

(f)where an individual is making an application on behalf of a company, evidence which satisfies the Authority, that the individual has authority from the company to make the application on its behalf;

(g)details of the eligible installation owned by the prospective participant including its cost;

(h)evidence, which satisfies the Authority, as to the ownership of the eligible installation;

(i)evidence that the eligible installation was new at the time of installation;

(j)where an eligible installation has replaced a plant, details of the plant replaced;

(k)evidence which demonstrates to the Authority’s satisfaction the installation capacity of the eligible installation;

(l)details of the fuel which the prospective participant is proposing to use;

(m)in relation to prospective participants generating heat from biomass, notification as to whether the prospective participant is proposing to use solid biomass contained in municipal waste and, if so, whether or not the prospective participant is regulated under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010(1) or the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000(2);

(n)where the plant is a heat pump, evidence which demonstrates to the Authority’s satisfaction, that the heat pump meets a coefficient of performance of at least 2.9;

(o)in respect of a producer of biogas or biomethane, details of the feedstock which the producer is proposing to use;

(p)details of what the heat generated will be used for and an estimate of how much heat will be used;

(q)details of the building in which the heat will be used;

(r)the industry sector for which the heat will be used;

(s)details of the size and annual turnover of the prospective participant’s organisation;

(t)details of other plants generating heat which form part of the same heating system as the eligible installation to which the application relates;

(u)where regulation 13 applies, evidence from the installer that the requirements specified in that regulation are met;

(v)such information as the Authority may specify to enable it to satisfy itself that the requirements of Chapter 3 of Part 2 have been met including—

(i)evidence that a class 2 heat meter, other heat meter or steam measuring equipment has been installed;

(ii)evidence that the class 2 heat meter, other heat meter or steam measuring equipment was calibrated prior to use;

(iii)in relation to all heat meters, details of the meter’s manufacturer, model, meter serial number;

(iv)a schematic diagram showing details of the heating system of which the eligible installation forms part, including all plants generating and supplying heat to that heating system, all purposes for which heat supplied by that heating system is used, the location of meters and associated components and such other details as may be specified by the Authority;

(v)where—

(aa)an eligible installation has an installation capacity of 1MWth or above, or

(bb)regulation 17 applies,

if so requested by the Authority, an independent report by a competent person verifying that such of those requirements as the Authority may specify have been met;

(w)such other information as the Authority may require to enable it to consider the prospective participant’s application for accreditation or registration.

(3) Information specified in this Schedule must be provided in such manner and form as the Authority may reasonably request.

(4) The costs of providing the information specified in this Schedule are to be borne by the applicant.

Regulations 29 and 33

SCHEDULE 2Provision of information in relation to the use of biomass in certain circumstances

Information to be provided to the Authority where biomass is used for combustion or production of biomethane

1.  This Schedule specifies the information that a participant is required to provide under regulation 29(9) and 33(9).

2.  The information is information identifying to the best of the participant’s knowledge and belief, in such manner and form as the Authority may require—

(a)the material from which the solid biomass was composed;

(b)the form of the solid biomass;

(c)its mass;

(d)whether the solid biomass was a by-product of a process;

(e)whether the solid biomass was derived from waste;

(f)where the solid biomass was plant matter or derived from plant matter, the country where the plant matter was grown;

(g)where the information specified in paragraph (vi) is not known or the solid biomass was not plant matter or derived from plant matter, the country from which the operator obtained the solid biomass;

(h)whether any of the solid biomass used was an energy crop or derived from an energy crop and if so—

(i)the proportion of the consignment which was or was derived from the energy crop, and

(ii)the type of energy crop in question;

(i)whether the solid biomass or any matter from which it was derived was certified under an environmental quality assurance scheme and, if so, the name of the scheme;

(j)where the solid biomass was plant matter or derived from plant matter, the use to which the land on which the plant matter was grown has been put since 30th November 2005.

3.  The information specified in paragraph 2 must be collated by reference to the following places of origin—

(a)United States of America or Canada;

(b)the European Union;

(c)other.

4.  The information specified in paragraph 2 must be provided for every quarterly period.

5.  For the purpose of this Schedule—

“energy crop” means a plant crop planted after 31st December 1989 which is grown primarily for the purpose of being used as fuel or which is one of the following—

(a)

miscanthus giganteus (a perennial grass),

(b)

salix (also known as short rotation coppice willow),

(c)

populus (also known as short rotation coppice poplar);

and

“environmental quality assurance scheme” means a voluntary scheme which establishes environmental or social standards in relation to the production of biomass or matter from which a biomass is derived.

Regulation 37

SCHEDULE 3Tariffs

Table 1

Tariff name

Sources of energy or technology

Installation capacity

Tariff

(pence/kWh)

Small commercial biomassSolid biomass including solid biomass contained in municipal solid waste and CHPLess than 200kWth

Tier 1: 7.9

Tier 2: 2.0

Medium commercial BiomassAs above200kWth and above up to but not including 1MWth

Tier 1: 4.9

Tier 2: 2.0

Large commercial biomassAs above1MWth and above1.0

Small commercial

heat pumps

Ground source heat pump, water source heat pump, deep geothermalLess than 100kWth4.5
Large commercial heat pumpsAs above100kWth and above3.2
All Solar collectorsSolar collectorsBelow 200kWth8.5
Biomethane and biogas combustionBiomethane injection and biogas combustionAll biomethane injection and biogas combustion below 200kWth6.8

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