The UK Government Confirms That Co-location Deployment Of Energy Storage Systems Is Eligible For Renewable Energy Tariff Rates

- Nov 05, 2019-

According to foreign media reports, the UK Department of Commerce, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that the battery energy storage system deployed with renewable energy power generation facilities is in line with its recently announced residential solar energy follow-up policy, which is mainly aimed at reducing Internet access. The price of electricity (FiT) is followed by support for the deployment of residential solar power facilities.


The UK's Office of Natural Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has issued a draft guidance on Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), a follow-up policy for the industry's long-awaited feed-in tariff (FiT), which can be used to pay clean energy to power producers. A measure of cost. The draft requires utilities to provide information to renewable energy generators so that they can receive a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).


The task of a utility company is to design electricity rates. For example, utility company Octopus Energy pioneered the export rate plan earlier this year, offering two rates: a flat rate of 5.5 pence per kWh ($0.069) and a variable tax rate.


Utility E.On is the first company in the UK to provide its own electricity rate this year and provide it to its first 500 customers.


The draft states that utility companies must take all reasonable steps to ensure that accurate information that is not misleading, fair and transparent is readily available to generators (ie, manufacturers of solar, wind or hydropower). Professional delivery.


When reasonably practicable, the utility company must also provide a written confirmation to the generator as soon as possible and provide detailed information on the electricity rate.


The utility company must inform the generators of the risk of failing to comply with any of the terms of the contract, such as failure to provide the required data in a timely manner, and suspension or withdrawal of Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments.


The utility company must also outline the power producer's obligation to provide information, statements, and evidence to suppliers and authorities, the required consents, and the terms that require the generator to notify the supplier as soon as the ownership change or installation delay.


The data provided must include the electricity rate provided, the number of energy storage devices receiving payment, the total amount of payment, the 0-50 kW category, and the 50 kW to 1 MW category of payments and power generation.


Co-located energy storage system power is measured at half an hour


The UK Department of Commerce, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) confirms that as long as the energy storage system is co-located with an eligible renewable energy generation facility, the energy storage system is eligible for Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments. However, this depends on a power meter that can determine whether its power is from renewable or fossil energy.


The draft requires generators to install power meters to calculate the percentage of fossil energy and clean energy generation, or to distribute power output or estimate power generation.


Power metering is an integral part of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), so a smart meter capable of measuring power output at half-time intervals is required for measurement.


Although some generators that receive FIT payments are not eligible, these generators can receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments and other government funding, including grants.


William Marks, head of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) policy of the UK's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said that if the utility company fails to fully implement the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) policy (January 1, 2020) Providing electricity rates, the UK Department of Commerce, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will intervene and amend legislation to make other changes.