Energy Intensive Industries: review of the schemes to provide relief to energy intensive industries for a proportion of the costs of funding renewable energy generation

Closed 16 Sep 2022

Opened 12 Aug 2022


This consultation seeks views on the Government’s exemption scheme for Energy Intensive Industries from the indirect costs of funding the Contracts for Difference (CfD), Renewables Obligation (RO) and small-scale Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) schemes (“Exemption Scheme” or “Scheme”). 

It seeks feedback and evidence to consider whether there is a rationale for increasing the subsidy intensity level of the current scheme in order to address the increased risk of carbon leakage and the higher costs of industrial electricity prices. 

Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer organisations


  • Renewable energy
  • Renewable energy