NISEP Final Framework Document

Published date24 August 2010
Energy SectorSustainability
Framework Document for the
Northern Ireland Sustainable
Energy Programme
Final Document Published August 2010
NISEP [2] August 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................ 4
1.1 FORMAT OF FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT/HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT ........................................ 4
1.2 BACKGROUND TO NORTHERN IRELAND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAMME (NISEP) ........... 5
1.3 ORGANISATIONS PERMITTED TO COMPETE FOR NISEP FUNDING ............................................... 5
1.4 REGISTRATION ............................................................................................................................... 5
1.5 AMOUNT WHICH MAY BE BID FOR BY EACH PRIMARY BIDDER ...................................................... 9
1.6 FUNDING ALLOCATION .................................................................................................................. 9
2.0 BROAD FRAMEWORK OF NISEP ............................................................................................ 12
2.1 ELIGIBLE INITIATIVES ................................................................................................................... 12
2.2 ADDITIONALITY ............................................................................................................................ 13
2.3 ELIGIBLE COSTS........................................................................................................................... 15
2.4 FUNDING AVAILABLE.................................................................................................................... 15
2.5 PAYMENT OF NISEP FUNDING ................................................................................................... 17
2.6 FOCUS ON VULNERABILITY .......................................................................................................... 17
2.7 NISEP PRIORITY GROUP SCHEMES .......................................................................................... 18
2.8 NISEP SCHEMES FOR NON-PRIORITY CUSTOMERS ................................................................. 22
2.9 INDIRECT COST ASSUMPTIONS ................................................................................................... 23
3.0 SETTING THE OVERALL ENERGY SAVING TARGETS ..................................................... 26
3.1 ENERGY SAVINGS FROM SCHEMES ............................................................................................ 26
3.2 SAVINGS BASED ON „ACCREDITED DISCOUNTED LIFETIME ENERGY SAVINGS ......................... 26
3.3 TYPES OF FUELS ELIGIBLE TO BE SAVED AND 'FUEL STANDARDISATION' ................................. 26
3.4 LIFETIME OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MEASURES ....................................................................... 28
3.5 COST OF MEASURES ................................................................................................................... 28
3.6 NISEP TARGETS AND INCENTIVE TO EXCEED TARGETS ........................................................... 29
3.7 CUSTOMER FINANCIAL SAVINGS ................................................................................................. 32
3.9 CARBON SAVINGS ....................................................................................................................... 33
4.0 PROCEDURES FOR SCHEME SUBMISSION ....................................................................... 34
4.1 SUBMITTING A BID ....................................................................................................................... 34
4.2 SCHEME REFERENCING .............................................................................................................. 35
4.3 STATEMENT OF METHOD ............................................................................................................. 35
4.4 SCHEME APPROVAL .................................................................................................................... 38
4.5 SCHEME VARIATION .................................................................................................................... 39
4.6 THE NISEP PROGRAMME TIMETABLE ........................................................................................ 39
5.0 SCHEME REPORTING .............................................................................................................. 41
5.1 INTERIM PROGRESS REPORTING ................................................................................................ 42
5.2 SCHEME COMPLETION REPORTING ............................................................................................ 42
5.3 NI SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DATABASE (NISED) ......................................................................... 43
6.0 SCHEME MONITORING AND AUDITING ................................................................................. 44
6.1. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION MONITORING .................................................................................... 44
6.2 QUALITY OF INSTALLATION MONITORING .................................................................................... 44
6.3 SCHEME AUDITING ...................................................................................................................... 44
GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................................................... 47
ACRONYMS .......................................................................................................................................... 49
APPENDIX 1 SCHEME SUBMISSION FORM ............................................................................. 52
APPENDIX 2 CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY EXAMPLES ........................................ 56
APPENDIX 3 SCHEME POST IMPLEMENTATION PROFORMA ............................................ 63
APPENDIX 4 - SCHEME VARIATION FORM .................................................................................. 65
NISEP [3] August 2010
APPENDIX 5 INTERIM REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED TO EST (NI) AFTER 6 AND 9
MONTHS ................................................................................................................................................ 67
APPENDIX 6 GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABLE
ENERGY MEASURES ......................................................................................................................... 69
APPENDIX 7 - ROLE OF THE PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR AND RELATIONSHIP WITH
THE UTILITY REGULATOR ............................................................................................................... 85
APPENDIX 8 NISEP ACCEDENCE DOCUMENT ....................................................................... 88
APPENDIX 9 - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF A FRAUD POLICY……………… …………….96

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