Closed Consultations

  • Capacity Market 2023: Phase 2 proposals and 10 year review

    We're seeking views on the Electricity Capacity Market. The consultation is in 2 parts: Part A This part of the consultation follows the January 2023 consultation and forms Phase 2 of reforms to the Capacity Market, building on the previous consultation and further engagement with stakeholders and industry. The main policy proposals broadly fall into 2 categories: strengthening security of supply accelerating investment in low carbon technologies ... More
    Closed 8 December 2023
  • Nuclear RAB industry code and licence modifications

    The Nuclear Energy (Financing) Act 2022 (“the Act”) makes provision for the implementation of a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) funding model to finance new nuclear energy generation projects. The Nuclear Regulated Asset Base Model (Revenue Collection) Regulations 2023 (“the Regulations”) made under the powers in Part 2 of the Act, set out the detailed mechanics of how the revenue stream would operate under the model. Section 29(1) of the Act gives the Secretary of State powers to... More
    Closed 5 December 2023
  • Heat networks regulation: consumer protection

    This consultation seeks views on consumer protection requirements around: pricing quality of service transparency of information consumers in vulnerable circumstance the scope of the rules and how we should phase them in It also covers Ofgem’s approach to implementing and enforcing regulation, including through guidance, market monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activity, as well as its approach to delivering the cost recovery regime after having... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Hydrogen Blending into GB Gas Distribution Networks

    Hydrogen blending refers to the blending of low carbon hydrogen with other gases (primarily natural gas) in pre-existing gas network infrastructure and appliances. We are assessing whether there may be value in having hydrogen blending available to support the early development of the hydrogen economy. The government previously explored the potential strategic role of hydrogen blending as part of the consultation on Hydrogen Transport and Storage Infrastructure in 2022. We are now... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Directing the CCUS Transport and Storage Revenue Support Agreement Counterparty

    This consultation sets out regulatory proposals determining Secretary of State directions of the Revenue Support Agreement counterparty, counterparty duties, and establishing a public register of Revenue Support Agreements. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 25 October 2023
  • Future System Operator- Second Policy Consultation and Update Document

    Consultation on two new policy areas related to resilience and security and update on overall FSO project status, implementation and future roles. Government and Ofgem previously set out a commitment to create a Future System Operator , as an expert, impartial body with responsibilities across both the electricity and gas systems, to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers. The FSO will be established in public ownership, in a... More
    Closed 20 October 2023
  • Enabling Industrial Electrification: A call for evidence on fuel-switching to electricity (Part 1)

    To provide information for this call for evidence, please follow the link below. More
    Closed 20 October 2023
  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme Regulations

    In 2022, the Government introduced the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to support the decarbonisation of heat in buildings. Under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, capital grants are available to support the installation of heat pumps and biomass boilers in homes and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales. During this period, we have engaged Ofgem as the Scheme Administrator and a range of stakeholders to identify where changes may be needed to support a continued increase in deployment and... More
    Closed 12 October 2023
  • Exemptions from the requirement to hold a carbon dioxide transport and storage licence: call for evidence

    The Energy Bill (2022) establishes a prohibition on providing a service of transporting carbon dioxide by pipeline and operating a geological storage site, without a transport and storage economic licence under Part 1, Clause 2 of the Bill. To ensure that the prohibition applied to operating a CO ₂ transport and storage network without a licence doesn’t impact activities which are not considered necessary or appropriate to economically regulate, Part 1,... More
    Closed 11 October 2023
  • Renewables Obligation: Call for Evidence on introducing Fixed-Price Certificates into the UK-wide Renewables Obligation schemes

    The RO has incentivised UK renewable electricity generation since 2002. It is now closed to new applications, but stations that accredited in the early years of the scheme receive support until 2027. Later stations are supported for 20 years or until final closure of the scheme on 31 March 2037, whichever is the earliest. Three separate complementary obligations cover England & Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The scheme puts an obligation on UK electricity suppliers to present a... More
    Closed 9 October 2023
  • Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 – Post Implementation Review

    Consultation deadline extended We have extended the consultation deadline to Friday 29 September to allow more time for responses. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, with the Ministry of Defence and the Health and Safety Executive , is conducting a post implementation review (PIR) of the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019. We are seeking feedback to determine: ... More
    Closed 29 September 2023
  • Domestic consumers with non-domestic energy contracts

    This call for evidence aims to increase our understanding of domestic consumers who receive their energy via a non-domestic contract (defined as contracts which are typically used to serve non-residential properties, such as businesses or charities), the reasons for those arrangements and what prices they face. This information will help us determine if any longer-term protections are required for these consumers. You are a domestic consumer if you are supplied or requiring to be... More
    Closed 18 September 2023
  • Towards a more innovative energy retail market: A Call for Evidence

    As the main interface between consumers and the energy system, the energy retail market has the potential to play a positive role in supporting decarbonisation and ensuring that consumers see the benefits. However, if this is to happen, we need to unlock significantly more innovation in the market. While there is broad consensus that the current retail market is unlikely to deliver the innovation required for a net zero energy system, there is no such consensus on the extent to which... More
    Closed 18 September 2023
  • Energy Company Obligation: SAP and RdSAP Amendments

    The Energy Company Obligation: SAP and RdSAP Amendments consultation sets out proposals for mid-scheme amendments to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes, ECO4 and the Great British (GB) Insulation Scheme, both of which will run until March 2026. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK. We are proposing amendments to legislation so that both schemes use the latest versions of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and Reduced Data SAP (RdSAP). We... More
    Closed 11 September 2023
  • Price-based competitive allocation for low carbon hydrogen production: call for evidence

    Based on feedback we have decided to extend the deadline for this call for evidence by a week to 11 August 2023, to allow more time for responses. In the British Energy Security Strategy (BESS) we set out our aim to hold annual allocation rounds for electrolytic hydrogen moving to price-based competition by 2025 as soon as legislation and market conditions allow. The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather evidence to understand more about: market... More
    Closed 11 August 2023
  • Strategy and Policy Statement for Energy Policy in Great Britain

    This is the consultation for the Strategy and Policy Statement for Energy Policy in Great Britain, published in line with section 135 of the Energy Act 2013. This statement sets out government’s strategic priorities for energy policy, the policy outcomes to be achieved and the roles and responsibilities of persons involved in implementing that policy. We are keen to hear your views on this statement as part of this public consultation. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK... More
    Closed 2 August 2023
  • Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3

    On the 30 March an extension to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund was announced as part of the Powering up Britain package, increasing total grant funding by £185m. Subject to business case approval, Phase 3 of the IETF will open for new applications in early 2024, supporting industry to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies. Building on previous stakeholder feedback and lessons learned from earlier... More
    Closed 21 July 2023
  • Local Partnerships for Onshore Wind in England

    In the British Energy Security Strategy, the Government committed to develop local partnerships for onshore wind in England, enabling supportive communities who wish to host new onshore wind infrastructure to directly benefit from doing so. This consultation is seeking views on making improvements to the way developers and communities engage when an onshore wind site it being proposed in a local area, and whether improvements can be made to the system of community benefits, so... More
    Closed 7 July 2023
  • Market Engagement on the Second Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR2)

    This market engagement document is seeking views on the proposed design of the second Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR2) that will allocate funding to low carbon hydrogen projects. HAR2 aims to award contracts to up to 750MW of capacity in early 2025, subject to affordability and value for money, to deliver up to 1GW of electrolytic hydrogen production capacity in construction or operation by 2025. This market engagement document seeks views and information on the... More
    Closed 30 June 2023
  • Planning for new energy infrastructure: revised draft National Policy Statements

    The consultation for the energy National Policy Statements has been extended and will NOW close at 23:45 on Friday 23 June 2023. Please note that question 7 in the consultation document was inadvertently not included in the online survey. If you have already responded to this consultation, YOUR RESPONSE IS STILL VALID and you do not need to resubmit. However, you may wish to submit an additional response to question 7, if you have not already done so. ... More
    Closed 23 June 2023
  • Consultation: Addressing carbon leakage risk to support decarbonisation

    The UK government is consulting on a range of potential policy measures to mitigate future carbon leakage risk. This consultation opens at 9am on 30 March 2023. It closes at 11:59pm on 22 June 2023. Consultation Description On 30 March, the government published an exploratory consultation considering a range of potential policy measures to mitigate carbon leakage risk in the future and ensure UK industry has the optimal policy... More
    Closed 22 June 2023
  • Community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure

    Stakeholders have requested more time to respond to this consultation, so we have extended the deadline from 25 May to 15 June. We’re consulting on a recommended approach to community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure. The consultation is proposing to create voluntary guidance for industry and communities when developing individual community benefit packages. This guidance will cover how to deliver direct benefits payments to eligible individuals... More
    Closed 15 June 2023
  • Clean heat market mechanism

    This mechanism will create a market incentive to grow the numbers of heat pumps installed in existing premises each year, providing industry with a clear, long-term policy framework for investment and innovation. In this consultation, we are seeking views on a range of design features of the proposed mechanism, including: the choice of target levels for the early years of the scheme proposals for trading within the mechanism proposals for the collection, handling and use... More
    Closed 8 June 2023
  • Green Gas Support Scheme 2023 annual tariff review: call for evidence

    We have extended the closing date from 31 May to 5 June 2023. This Call for Evidence seeks input from industry, investors, trade associations and other stakeholders to inform the 2023 Annual Tariff Review. Your responses will provide evidence for the tariff-setting process and gather insight into the effectiveness of the scheme and its current tariff levels. The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) makes tariff payments to biomethane producers for gas that they inject... More
    Closed 5 June 2023
  • Rheoli sylweddau ymbelydrol a datgomisiynu niwclear

    Mae Llywodraeth y DU a’r gweinyddiaethau datganoledig yn cynnig fframwaith polisi ar gyfer y DU gyfan sy’n dwyn ynghyd, mewn un pwynt cyfeirio, bolisïau ar reoli sylweddau ymbelydrol a datgomisiynu niwclear. Rydym hefyd yn cynnig diwygio, diweddaru ac egluro rhai o'r polisïau hyn gyda'r nod o ysgogi gwelliannau mewn rhaglenni datgomisiynu niwclear a glanhau a rheoli deunyddiau ymbelydrol, a'r gwastraff a gynhyrchir ganddynt. Mae’r ymgynghoriad mewn dwy ran. Yn Rhan I rydym... More
    Closed 24 May 2023
  • Managing radioactive substances and nuclear decommissioning

    This consultation is seeking views on proposals to update and consolidate the policies of the UK Government and devolved administrations on managing radioactive substances and nuclear decommissioning into a single UK-wide policy framework. The proposals aim to create clearer more consistent policy objectives across the UK and facilitate speedier and more cost-effective decommissioning and radioactive waste management, whilst maintaining high standards of safety, security and... More
    Closed 24 May 2023
  • Call for Evidence on introducing non-price factors into the Contracts for Difference Scheme

    Government is looking at ways of amending the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme to address specific challenges facing the renewable energy industry, including recommendations stemming from the Offshore Wind Acceleration Taskforce report. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is therefore launching this Call for Evidence to consider ways in which the scheme could capture the wider value of renewable projects. This is part of our work to continue to evolve the CfD scheme, as we... More
    Closed 22 May 2023
  • Offshore hydrogen regulation consultation

    This consultation proposes and seeks views on plans for secondary legislation to extend offshore oil and gas pipeline construction & use consenting responsibility of the NSTA to also apply to hydrogen pipelines. This consultation also proposes to extend certain decommissioning regulations to apply to relevant hydrogen activities, and grants the NSTA powers to issue hydrogen storage licenses. As a consequence of these proposals, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero ( DESNZ )... More
    Closed 22 May 2023
  • Green Gas Support Scheme Mid-Scheme Review

    The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) provides tariff-based support for biomethane produced using anaerobic digestion (AD) and injected into the gas grid, as a direct replacement for natural gas. The scheme opened for applications on 30 November 2021 and at present runs to 30 November 2025. In March 2021, we committed to a mid-scheme review of the GGSS to consider the effectiveness of the scheme and review several areas for potential amendments. In this consultation, we set... More
    Closed 18 May 2023
  • Climate Change Agreements: consultation on extension to 31 March 2027 & further proposals on any potential future scheme

    In this consultation we have set out: The new target period for an extension Changes to the existing factors for an extension Potential reforms for any potential future scheme The current Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme started in 2013. Its energy and carbon reduction targets expired at the end of 2022, which provides eligible participants with access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy... More
    Closed 10 May 2023
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