RHI claimants to consider the Sustainability Criteria as October approaches…

RHI claimants to consider the Sustainability Criteria as October approaches…

As October approaches renewable heat generators wishing to claim RHI on heat derived from biomass may be in some doubt as to whether or not their feedstocks will comply with the Sustainability Criteria. In order to secure future payments, RHI claimants will need to demonstrate compliance. The Greenspan Agency provide consultancy services for biogas and biomethane RHI claimants in preparation for the new sustainability requirements. We can...

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Climate Change Levy: Removal of exemption for electricity from renewable sources

Climate Change Levy: Removal of exemption for electricity from renewable sources

The UK Government has announced its intention to remove the exemption from the climate change levy (CCL) for renewable electricity which is supplied to businesses. Here is Greenspan’s interpretation of the news; What was the announcement? George Osborne presented the Budget to the House of Commons on 8 th July 2015. He announced that the exemption for renewable sourced electricity from the CCL would be removed. What is the CCL? The CCL is a...

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One flew over the Coopers’ nest…

One flew over the Coopers’ nest…

Check out this cracking photo, taken from a drone earlier this week. The Greenspan Agency have been assisting the Cooper family (of Feithhill Ltd), farmers at Feithhill, Aberdeenshire, with their wind turbine ambitions. Greenspan has led the project from the outset, with our fully integrated planning and engineering offer. The photograph captures the part erected turbine, we’re waiting for the wind to drop so that we can complete the...

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Royal Highland Show 2015

Royal Highland Show 2015

Greenspan are pleased to announce their continued sponsorship of The Royal Highland Show in 2015. The show is held at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston and attracts over 170,000 visitors annually. This year is the 175th anniversary of the event and will be held from 18 June – 21 June. Greenspan will be located in the Sponsors’ Lounge and would be delighted to discuss any potential projects. Please contact the office on 0131...

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Cairnmore Community Fund

Cairnmore Community Fund

As of this month (May 2015), our Cairnmore turbines will have been operating for 5 years. During this time they have generated over 31,000 MWh. In 2011, a year after the turbines were first energised, the Cairnmore Community Fund made its first payments. The Cairnmore Community Fund is an annual community donation to help the schools and local charities of Rhynie, Gartly, Kennethmont, Lumsden and Clatt.  So far the fund has paid out...

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All-Energy 2015

All-Energy 2015

This year the All-Energy conference has moved from Aberdeen to Glasgow. The event is due to take place this week from Wednesday 6th May to Thursday 7th May in the SECC. All-Energy has become an important event for those involved in the renewables industry, The Greenspan Agency will be attending the conference and welcomes the chance to discuss potential projects and opportunities with others in the industry. If you would like to discuss any...

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Renewables Obligation buy-out price CP14 2015 – 2016

Renewables Obligation buy-out price CP14 2015 – 2016

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support scheme for 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 fourteenth obligation, or compliance period CP14, which runs between 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016, the ROC buy-out price has been set by Ofgem at £44.33/ROC. A Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) is a...

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Ofgem Feed-in Tariff degression figures released for 2015

Ofgem Feed-in Tariff degression figures released for 2015

Degression levels for each Feed-in Tariff band that will take place from 1 April 2015 have now been released. These levels are calculated based on uptake of the scheme during 2014. Click here to see a table of the new tariffs. TechnologyDegression BandComment HydroAll scalesBased on actual data between January - December 2014, all hydro tariffs will degress by 20% since deployment levels during 2014 have exceeded the 50,100kW minimum...

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Planning Permission Granted for Solar Park at Cairnmore

Planning Permission Granted for Solar Park at Cairnmore

The Greenspan Agency has been granted planning permission for a solar park. The site will comprise of a single array with a total generating capacity of over 4MW. The system will be developed alongside the three existing turbines at Cairnmore and will help to balance the monthly output...

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High winds in December… again

High winds in December… again

Following last December’s record electrical output on the back of high winds, it looks like more of the same this year. With three of the UK’s nuclear reactors still offline (at Heysham, Dungeness and Sizewell B), high wind power generation is helping to offset the supply risk. Taking account of both transmission and distribution connected sites, wind is currently accounting for over 15% of all the UK’s electricity...

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