Ofgem publishes draft guidelines on renewables-energy storage collocation

Ofgem publishes draft guidelines on renewables-energy storage collocation

Ofgem has recently published its new draft guidance report detailing the collocation of energy storage at renewable generations sites that qualify for subsidies under the Feed-in Tariff (Fit) and Renewables Obligation (RO) schemes.

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Within the report, Ofgem has detailed guidance, in draft form that includes suggested generators seek both technical and legal advice before progressing collocation projects to avoid potential impacts their subsidy revenues.

The new report includes four key principles that operators of RO generation facilities of owners of Fit installations should be considering when developing co-locating storage with generation accredited under the schemes. This includes:

  1. Co-located storage will not alter generators obligations to comply with the RO and FIT scheme requirements.
  2. Generators will only receive support for eligible renewable energy generated by an accredited RO generating station or FIT Installation.
  3. Any storage installation will not affect the Total Installed Capacity of the RO generating station or FIT installation.
  4. The eligibility requirements of the scheme are not altered by the type of storage technology.

Read the full draft report here.