NISEP Framework document 2017-18

Published date22 September 2016
Energy SectorSustainability
Framework Document for the
Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy
Programme
2017-18
September 2016
NISEP [2] September 2016
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) 4
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 Scheme Partnerships and Sub-contractors 9
1.7 Funding Allocation 11
2.0 BROAD FRAMEWORK OF NISEP 13
2.1 Eligible Initiatives 13
2.2 Additionality 14
2.3 Eligible Costs 16
2.4 Funding Available 17
2.5 Payment of NISEP Funding 18
2.6 Focus on Vulnerability 19
2.7 NISEP Priority Group Schemes 20
2.8 NISEP Schemes for Non-Priority Customers 24
2.9 Indirect Cost Assumptions 26
2.10 Use of the NISEP Logo 27
3.0 SETTING THE OVERALL ENERGY SAVING TARGETS 29
3.1 Energy Savings from Schemes 29
3.2 Savings based on ‘Accredited Discounted Lifetime Energy Savings’ 29
3.3 Types of Fuels Eligible to be Saved and ‘Fuel Standardisation’ 29
3.4 Lifetime of Sustainable Energy Measures 31
3.5 Cost of Measures 31
3.6 NISEP Targets and Incentive to Exceed Targets 32
3.7 Customer Financial Savings 36
3.8 Carbon Savings 36
4.0 PROCEDURES FOR SCHEME SUBMISSION 38
4.1 Submitting a Bid 38
4.2 Scheme Referencing 39
4.3 Statement of Method 39
NISEP [3] September 2016
4.4 Scheme Approval 43
4.5 Scheme Variation 44
4.6 The NISEP Programme Timetable 44
5.0 SCHEME REPORTING 47
5.1 Interim Progress Reporting 47
5.2 Scheme Completion Reporting 47
5.3 Geographical and Sectoral Information 48
6.0 SCHEME MONITORING AND AUDITING 49
6.1 Customer Satisfaction Monitoring 49
6.2 Quality of Installation Monitoring 49
6.3 Scheme Auditing 50
GLOSSARY 53
ACRONYMS 55
APPENDIX 1 SCHEME SUBMISSION SUMMARY FORM 57
APPENDIX 2 CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY EXAMPLE 61
APPENDIX 3 SCHEME POST IMPLEMENTATION FORM 64
APPENDIX 4 SCHEME VARIATION FORM 67
APPENDIX 5 INTERIM REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED AFTER 6 & 9 MONTHS 69
APPENDIX 6 GUIDANCE ON USE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MEASURES 71
APPENDIX 7 ROLE OF THE PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR AND
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UTILITY REGULATOR 85
APPENDIX 8 NISEP ACCEDENCE DOCUMENT 90
APPENDIX 9 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF A FRAUD POLICY 112
APPENDIX 10 STATE AID GUIDANCE AND DECLARATION FORMS 114

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