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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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9.  In regulation 2(1)—

(a)in the definition of “commissioned”—

(i)after “in relation to an eligible installation”, insert “or equipment used to produce biomethane for injection”,

(ii)after “that type of eligible installation”, insert “or equipment used to produce biomethane for injection”, and

(iii)after “installed”, insert “, or producing biomethane for injection”,

(b)for the definition of “date of accreditation” substitute—

“date of accreditation” means in relation to an accredited RHI installation which is—

(a)

not a replacement plant, the later of—

(i)

the first day which falls on or after the date of receipt by the Authority of the application for accreditation on which, in the Authority’s opinion, both—

(aa)

the application was properly made, and

(bb)

the plant met the eligibility criteria; and

(ii)

the day on which the plant was first commissioned; or

(b)

a replacement plant, the date of accreditation of the original plant;,

(c)after the definition of “large installation” insert—

“local and national laws” means laws applying in the locality in which the site is situated, whether made at a local or national level;,

(d)after the definition of “original biomethane” insert—

“original plant” means an accredited RHI installation which is replaced by a replacement plant;,

(e)after the definition of “relevant tariff” insert—

“replacement plant” means a plant which is installed in place of an original plant and uses the same source of energy and technology as the original plant;.

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