Recent announcements by The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on its intention to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind projects from 1 April 2016 has created much uncertainty in the Northern Ireland wind energy market. The independent farm renewable energy consultancy – The GreenYard – is of the opinion that the four ROCs (Renewable Obligation Certificates) system will be reviewed in the very near future and dates and deadlines will emerge due to pressure from DECC and the fact that the Department of Enterprise Trade and Industry (DETI) has met its 20% renewable target for 2015.
While the issue of the four ROCs creates much uncertainty, the key action for anyone who has a wind generator passed is to obtain preliminary accreditation with Ofgem.
The GreenYard can help farmers to get their Ofgem documentation in place for and complete the process of accreditation. As a further help to the industry, The GreenYard can offer to trade your ROCs and green energy via the farming collective – FarmEnergy NI. The latter ensures the best deals for farm businesses where energy use is already a significant part of the farm business.
Contact The GreenYard for further information on the ROCs proposals, Ofgem accreditation, finance or any farm energy matter.