Fuelled renewable, hydro and other baseload renewable projects

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What is a CHP project? Combined heat and power (CHP) is a shorthand to cover a wide range of projects featuring ‘co-generation’; this is where electricity is produced by...

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What is anaerobic digestion? Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the creation of digestate and biogas (mainly methane), through the breakdown of an organic...

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The European Union (EU) aims to reach 20% of its total energy consumption through renewable energy sources by 2020. Biomass, which provides a reliable energy...

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What is biomass combined heat and power? A biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system is an engine designed to generate energy using biomass. CHP is effectively a...

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Biomass fuel Biomass is a generic term for organic material derived from plants or plant derived materials used to produce heat, electricity or transport fuel. Biomass as...

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What is biomass heating? Biomass heating is the combustion of organic (non-fossil) material to generate heat. In theory there are many potential fuel sources, including:...

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What is the Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance scheme (CHPQA)? The CHPQA is a scheme operated on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

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What is combined heat and power? Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a technology used to provide heating and electricity, for a building or industrial process. It is the...

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What is a 'generating station'? There are a number of different legislative definitions of a ‘generating station’ depending on the context; however, for planning purposes...

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What is the Energy Service Company (ESCo) model for local authority projects? There is no single definition of what an ESCo is, and ESCo has no special legal meaning. The...

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Biogas—method of production and common uses Introduction—biogas and biomethane Through Anaerobic Digestion (AD) or the gasification and pyrolysis of organic matter,...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For guidance, see...

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What are green loans? This Practice Note considers the green loan market, focusing on the Green Loan Principles (GLP), published by the Loan Market Association (LMA) and...

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STOP PRESS: As of 1 April 2019, National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) became a separate legal entity within the National Grid Group, separating the system...

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What are ground source heat pumps? Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are central heating and/or cooling systems that pump heat to or from the ground. GSHPs...

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What is hydropower? Hydropower is electricity generated using the energy of moving water. All hydropower schemes make use of water flowing due to a change...

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Overview Operation and maintenance (O&M) of renewable energy projects is a critical component of an effective and successful project. Although capital expenditure...

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Most projects are underpinned by a complex web of contractual relationships between all the parties involved in the project (eg the project company, equity investors,...

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Most projects are underpinned by a complex web of contractual relationships between all the parties involved in the project (eg the project company, equity investors,...

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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418 (in Wales) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order...

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The importance of renewable and low carbon energy The general principles of planning policy in England apply to renewable energy developments. However, there is...

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What is/check the duration of the agreement? The term of the power purchase agreement (PPA) should coincide so far as practicable with the terms of any loans used to...

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What is a power purchase agreement? A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract between an electricity generator (generator) and the party who is purchasing the power...

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Introduction This Practice Note will look at the issues to take into consideration when financing renewable energy projects in the UK, particularly those that receive...

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How are renewable energy projects typically structured? Renewable energy projects are often project financed. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be incorporated to...

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What is a ROCTMA? Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) (see Practice Note: Renewables Obligation (RO)—key features) in the UK are traded through a bilateral market....

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Policy context Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be read in conjunction...

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