NISEP Framework Document 2021-2022

Published date23 October 2020
Energy SectorSustainability
Framework Document for the
Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy
Programme
2nd Edition
2021-22
November 2020
NISEP [2] November 2020
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 to become a Primary Bidder 5
1.5 Amount which may be bid for by each Primary Bidder 11
1.6 Scheme Partnerships and Sub-contractors 11
1.7 Funding Allocation 13
2.0 BROAD FRAMEWORK OF NISEP 16
2.1 Eligible Initiatives 16
2.2 Additionality 19
2.3 Eligible Costs 21
2.4 Funding Available 22
2.5 Payment of NISEP Funding 23
2.6 Focus on Vulnerability 27
2.7 NISEP Priority Group Schemes 29
2.8 NISEP Schemes for Non-Priority Customers 34
2.9 Indirect Cost Assumptions 36
2.10 Use of the NISEP Logo 38
3.0 SETTING THE OVERALL ENERGY SAVING TARGETS 39
3.1 Energy Savings from Schemes 39
3.2 Savings based on ‘Accredited Discounted Lifetime Energy Savings’ 39
3.3 Types of Fuels Eligible to be Saved and ‘Fuel Standardisation’ 39
3.4 Lifetime of Sustainable Energy Measures 41
3.5 Cost of Measures 41
3.6 NISEP Targets and Incentive to Exceed Targets 42
3.7 Customer Financial Savings 46
3.8 Carbon Savings 46
4.0 PROCEDURES FOR SCHEME SUBMISSION 48
4.1 Submitting a Bid 48
NISEP [3] November 2020
4.2 Scheme Referencing 48
4.3 Statement of Method 49
4.4 Scheme Approval 54
4.5 Scheme Variation 55
4.6 The NISEP Programme Timetable 56
5.0 SCHEME REPORTING 61
5.1 Interim Progress Reporting 61
5.2 Scheme Completion Reporting 61
5.3 Geographical and Sectoral Information 63
6.0 SCHEME MONITORING AND AUDITING 64
6.1 Customer Satisfaction Monitoring 64
6.2 Quality of Installation Monitoring 64
6.3 Scheme Auditing 66
GLOSSARY 70
ACRONYMS 72
APPENDIX 1 SCHEME SUBMISSION SUMMARY FORM 74
APPENDIX 2 CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY EXAMPLE 80
APPENDIX 3 VULNERABILITY MATRIX TEMPLATE 83
APPENDIX 4 GUIDANCE ON USE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MEASURES 86
APPENDIX 5 ROLE OF THE PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR AND
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UTILITY REGULATOR 101
APPENDIX 6 NISEP ACCEDENCE DOCUMENT 107
APPENDIX 7 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF A FRAUD POLICY 130
APPENDIX 8 STATE AID GUIDANCE AND DECLARATION FORMS 132

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