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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018

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Calculation of initial tariffs

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60.—(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) to (4), the initial tariff for an accredited RHI installation or producer of biomethane for injection is calculated in accordance with the formula—

where—

  • A is calculated in accordance with regulation 61; and

  • B and C are calculated in accordance with Schedule 7 in relation to—

    (i)

    the tariff category into which the tariff for the accredited RHI installation or producer of biomethane for injection falls; and

    (ii)

    the assessment date immediately preceding the commencement of the tariff period in which the tariff start date falls.

(2) Where paragraph (3) or (4) applies, the initial tariff, commencing on the date on which these Regulations come into force, is the relevant tariff set out in Schedule 6.

(3) This paragraph applies where—

(a)a participant produces biomethane for injection or an accredited RHI installation generates heat from biogas;

(b)the tariff start date is on or after 1st April 2018 but before the date on which these Regulations come into force;

(c)if biogas or biomethane is produced by anaerobic digestion, the participant has elected to be subject to the requirements in regulation 74; and

(d)where an accredited RHI installation generates heat from biogas, the participant has elected to be subject to the requirements in regulation 3(5)(a).

(4) This paragraph applies where—

(a)an accredited RHI installation generates heat from biomass; and

(b)the tariff start date is on or after 1st April 2018 but before the date on which these Regulations come into force.

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