Equis Energy can make sure your project gets all the renewable and low carbon energy benefits and permits that it is entitled to - from the moment you start generating.

The plain fact is that renewables cannot yet compete with fossil fuels on delivered unit price of electricity. However, the wider benefits of reduced negative environmental impacts, diversification in the UK's energy mix and greater control of our energy security means that the UK government has implemented a number of measures to incentivise the uptake of renewable and low carbon energy generation.


ROC Accreditation

Most renewable electricity generated at an industrial scale is potentially eligible to benefit from the Renewables Obligation Order (ROO). The ROO is managed by Ofgem on behalf of DECC, and forms part the government's strategy to encourage renewable output. It increases the value of generated electricity by the issuing of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) on eligible generation. If you are developing a new renewable energy scheme click here to learn more about ROC accreditation or contact us to discuss.


RHI Accreditation

In the majority of cases renewable sources of heat, such as wood chip or pellet, can receive financial payments from the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. Without the RHI most renewable heat is not a viable alternative to conventional fossil fuel heating. However, the RHI - with guaranteed quarterly payments for 20 years - can transform a biomass heating project into a highly profitable investment . The RHI is managed by Ofgem on behalf of DECC, who operate a rigorous accreditation process that generally requires a comprehensive understanding of the application requirements. If you are developing a new renewable energy scheme click here to learn more about RHI accreditation or contact us to discuss.


IPPC Permits

Furthermore, many larger renewable energy schemes and those which use waste material as fuel are subject to the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2010 (formerly known as PPC - Pollution Prevention & Control). Obtaining the required permit from the Environment Agency or local authority is needed so that a thermal process (combustion, gasification or pyrolysis) can go ahead.


CHPQA Accreditation

Accreditation as Good Quality CHP with the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) scheme can provide a number of benefits, for example the ability to claim 100% Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) which is often a pre-requisite for capital investment. If you have an operating CHP or are developing a new CHP scheme click here to learn more about CHPQA accreditation or contact us to discuss.



Equis Energy specialises in delivering the relevant accreditations and permits in a cost effective and timely manner. We recommend contacting us early in your project's development to confirm whether appropriate timelines and budgets have been put in place.