1. Generation of on-site self-supplied electricity from renewable sources

Any electricity which is

  • self-supplied  
  • generated using a source of energy or technology specified in section 41(5) of the Energy Act 2008 and  
  • which was commissioned on or after 1st January 2008 and where the generation is eligible for ROCs or FITs and has not at any time received either ROCs or FITs, or any other public financial incentive the electricity from this generation  

you must report in the total quantity of electricity self-supplied in the renewables section. Please note that although you are reporting this use as part of the renewables generation section, electricity covered by this definition is excluded from the calculation of CRC emissions and as such should not be included as part of your non-renewable electricity use. You will still be required to give the amount of generation as part of your annual report but it won’t count towards your total emissions and is not subject to a requirement to purchase and surrender allowances.

 

2. In CRC, if the electricity supply from renewables is imported this is included in your CRC supplies and a grid average emission factor is applied. If the electricity supply from renewables is on-site generated an none of the conditions in 1. above apply this is included in your CRC supplies and an onsite generation emission factor is applied. See pg. 40 and 41 of attached guidance 'CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme guidance for participants in Phase 2 (2014-2015 to 2018-2019) for more information.

If this does not sufficient, contact Support.


3. ROC and FITS


  • Enter the quantity of electricity in kWh you have generated for which you have been issued  with a ROC on the ‘Emissions associated with renewable electricity’ screen. All generated  electricity needs to be reported – both the electricity you export and the electricity you self supply.  You can leave the field blank or enter ‘0’ if this isn’t applicable to your organisation. The electricity which you use (unless it is for an excluded use), regardless of whether it’s covered by a ROC, is reported as a supply on a different screen and forms part of your CRC emissions. 
  • Enter the quantity of electricity in kWh that you have generated for which you have received  FIT payments on the ‘Emissions associated with renewable electricity’ screen. All generated  electricity needs to be reported – both the electricity you export and the electricity you self supply. You can leave the field blank or enter ‘0’ if this isn’t applicable to your organisation. The  electricity which you use (unless it is for an excluded use, regardless of whether it’s covered by a FIT, is reported as a supply on a different screen and forms part of your CRC emissions. 

So Electricity that is used by the organisation and covered by ROCs and/or Fitts is added to organisations total supply and counted as CRC emissions.