The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

CitationSSI 2018/352

2018 No. 352


The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

Made 13th November 2018

Coming into force 20th November 2018

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 32, 32A and 32K of the Electricity Act 19891and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 32L(1)2of that Act the Scottish Ministers have consulted the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux3, electricity suppliers to whom this Order applies and such generators of electricity from renewable sources and other persons as the Scottish Ministers considered appropriate.

In accordance with section 32L(3) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 and comes into force on 20th November 2018.

(2) In this Order “the 2009 Order” means the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 20094.

S-2 Amendment of the 2009 Order

Amendment of the 2009 Order

2. The 2009 Order is amended in accordance with articles 3 and 4.

S-3 Excluded capacity

Excluded capacity

3. In article 2 (interpretation), in the definition of “excluded capacity”, after paragraph (a) insert—


“(ab) in relation to a large hydro generating station, generating capacity which in the Authority’s view—

(i) formed part of the station from a date no earlier than 20th November 2018; and

(ii) does not form part of the capacity of the station as accredited.”.

S-4 Excluded generating stations

Excluded generating stations

4. In article 17 (excluded generating stations), omit paragraph (4).


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


13th November 2018


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009 to lift a restriction on the amount of electricity which can be produced by hydro generating stations without affecting eligibility for Scottish Renewable Obligation Certificates (SROCs). Any additional electricity which will be generated as a result of this amendment is not eligible for SROCs.

(1) 1989 c.29. Sections 32 and 32A...

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