Government has published registration guidance for all companies obliged to participate in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme.
The registration guidance has been released to help companies and organisations which have thus far struggled to navigate or understand the registration process for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, when it is launched in April 2010.
The in-depth document includes frequently asked questions, details the individuals who need to be involved in the registration process and explains what happens next.
The scheme will mainly affect large private and public sector organisations, and targets emissions which are not already covered by Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) or the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Organisations likely to be covered by the CRC are those whose electricity is metered by at least one half hourly meter (HHM) and bought on the half hourly market. Your electricity supplier can tell you if you buy electricity on the half hourly market.
The main criteria for an organisation’s participation in the CRC is that its total supply of half hourly metered electricity in 2008 was at least 6,000 megawatt-hours (MWh), at a cost of around £500,000 per year.
If your half hourly metered electricity supply was below 6,000MWh in 2008 it is likely you will have to make an ‘information disclosure’ about your electricity supplies, in which case you must still register for the scheme.
Sole traders and individuals, who are considered to be small emitters, are excluded from the CRC.
Posted under General Interest on 30 November 2009