Widening eligibility for energy intensive industries for renewable cost exemption schemes

Closed 7 Sep 2018

Opened 22 Jun 2018


This consultation seeks views on whether to widen the scope of eligibility for energy intensive industries (EIIs) for exemption from a proportion of the indirect costs of the renewable electricity support schemes – Contracts for Difference (CfD), Renewables Obligation (RO) and, if introduced, small-scale Feed-In Tariffs (FiTs). We are also consulting on two additional issues, relating to:

  • redistribution of money recovered from over-exempted EIIs; and
  • improving operation of the exemption schemes

There is a parallel consultation by the Scottish Government on widening eligibilty for the RO exemption scheme, which is devolved in Scotland. See links to the Scottish Government's consultation below.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer organisations
  • Charities
  • The Devolved Administrations


  • Industrial strategy
  • Fuel poverty
  • Renewable energy
  • Productivity
  • Competitiveness