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Has the Renewables Obligation Order 2015 been amended to bring into effect the proposed changes to the grandfathering policy for projects in England and Wales at 5MW and below with an accreditation date from 23 July 2015 onwards?

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Published on LexisPSL on 31/10/2016

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  • Has the Renewables Obligation Order 2015 been amended to bring into effect the proposed changes to the grandfathering policy for projects in England and Wales at 5MW and below with an accreditation date from 23 July 2015 onwards?

On 22 July 2015, the government published a consultation paper setting out proposals for measures to control spending on new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) and below within the Renewables Obligation Order 2015, SI 2015/1947 (RO Order 2015).

The response to this consultation, published on 17 December 2015, confirmed the closure of the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new solar PV generating stations at 5MW and below in scale from 1 April 2016, and to additional capacity added to existing accredited stations that do not take it above 5MW in total installed capacity from that date, subject to the application of grace periods where prelim

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