Renewables Obligation: buy-out price CP19 2020 – 2021 announced

Posted on 19 February 2020

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is a support scheme for large scale renewable electricity projects in the UK. It places an obligation on UK electricity suppliers to source an increasing proportion of their electricity from renewables.

For the nineteenth obligation, or CP19, which runs between 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021, the ROC buy-out price has been set by Ofgem at £50.05 / ROC.

A Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) is a green certificate issued to an accredited generator for eligible renewable electricity generated within the United Kingdom and supplied to customers within the United Kingdom by a licensed electricity supplier.

A technology-dependent number of ROCs are issued for each MWh of eligible renewable output generated.

The Greenspan Agency offers a Bureau Service which includes the handling of more than 100,000 ROCs per annum.

Our Bureau service covers PPA negotiation, monthly Ofgem data submission, invoicing and cash collection for ROC and FiT sites.

Please see our RO page for banding levels and more information