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1 THE MAJOR ENERGY USERS COUNCIL BUSINESS ENERGY ROADSHOW SERIES AUTUMN 2012 Supported by APX-Endex * British Gas Business * BuyEnergyOnline * Corona Energy * Dong Energy * EDF Energy * ENER-G * E.ON UK * Fulcrum* Gazprom Marketing & Trading * Haven Power * Inenco * Local Green Energy * npower * SmartestEnergy * Total Gas & Power * The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply* UK Power Networks * Water, Energy & Environment * WEMS International

2 RENEWABLES STRATEGY Hugh Conway & Andrew Bainbridge Major Energy Users Council (MEUC)

3 A survey recently conducted by MEUC established that 30% of respondents had none

4 Government Regulations All FT listed companies will have to report GHG emissions Consultation closed on 17 th October! Annual report from April 2013

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6 Your Strategy Your Energy Usage What? How? Where? Government Policy to drive efficiencies up and consumption down through subsidy regime

7 What to do with energy generated?

8 Subsidy Regimes Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROC) Feed in Tariff (FIT) Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Government policy going forward?

9 Which technologies are eligible for one of these? Wind Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Hydro Anaerobic Digestion Biomass

10 Which technologies are eligible for FITs? Wind Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Hydro Anaerobic Digestion Domestic scale micro CHP (with a capacity of 2kW or less)

11 Renewables Obligation Banding Review Offshore wind Onshore Wind ROCs/MWh ROCs ROCs 0.9 ROCs/MWh guaranteed until March 2014 Reducing thereafter? Renewables Capacity + 36% on last year Now >13GW

12 Registered FIT Installations by Number and Installed Capacity Source Ofgem: > 100 million paid out in FITs qtr April June 2012

13 91% has been PV

14 70% Domestic 26% Commercial 3% Industrial

15 Solar PV under the Renewables Obligation Consultation on proposals for the levels of banded support for period 1/4/13 to 31/3/17 For PV > 5MW

16 Heat Pumps Grants are available for range of microgeneration heat technologies meeting criteria of Renewable Heat Premium Payments Scheme (RHPP). Microgeneration heat technologies which meet certain criteria will be eligible for financial incentives Renewable Heat Incentive

17 Speed is of the essence Getting connected quickly may be your biggest hurdle That s assuming you have Planning approval

18 MEUC/Wind Direct Webinar On-Site Generation: Making Renewables Pay Thursday 25 th October, Speakers For further details and to register wind-direct.co.uk

19 Renewable Opportunities Omar Rahim Director of Trading & Operations Local Green Energy & Editor, Energy Trader Daily

20 Smart Energy Solutions

21 Director of Trading and Operations Local Green Energy

22 About Us Part of the Greengen Group 100% privately owned Procurement and Micro-Generation Experts 30m invested in renewables: Solar, Biomass & AD

23 Rising Energy Prices

24 Deciding your strategy Energy Requirements; what are you using & where? Initial assessment of land-bank Evaluation of business opportunities (current and future) Which technology? Which subsidy?

25 Subsidy Regimes Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROC) Feed in Tariffs (FITs) Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

26 Solar PV Strengths Opportunities Proven technology Low Maintenance Eligibility for FIT scheme Weaknesses Energy self-sufficiency, when used in conjunction with other technologies Threats Paybacks Suitability Resource intermittency Planning permission conditions Estimated rise in capital cost

27 Offshore Wind Strengths Opportunities Reasonable lifespan Reduced emissions Eligibility for ROC scheme Resource The speed of the wind is higher offshore than onshore. Weaknesses Threats Expensive maintenance High investment cost Intermittency of resource Planning permission Lack of infrastructure

28 Onshore Wind Strengths Lower operating costs. Reduction in supplied energy cost High reliability and lifespan Eligibility for FIT and ROC scheme Weaknesses Opportunities Cost benefit for economies of scale Energy self-sufficiency, when used in conjunction with other technologies Threats Noise levels Visual impact Intermittency of resource Planning permission

29 Micro Wind Strengths Low operating costs. Low initial investment Green image Eligibility for FIT scheme Weaknesses Noise levels Visual impact Low output Opportunities Economies of scale Ease of planning Threats Intermittency of resource Planning permission Lack of infrastructure

30 Deep Geothermal Strengths Long lifespan Opportunities Economies of scale Reduced emissions Eligibility for RHI and ROC scheme Weaknesses Threats Significant exploration and operation risks High initial investment Increasing cost of installation Planning permission and license

31 Biomass Strengths High reliability and lifespan Well established technology, highly reliable Low maintenance costs Eligibility for RHI and FIT Weaknesses High level of management required Possible noise generation Fuel costs are variable Opportunities It is possible to store energy resources for future usage. Additional Revenue Facilitates the drying and sales of woodchip Threats Efficiency Planning permission Access to biomass resource

32 Anaerobic Digestion Strengths Creates use for waste products Eligibility for RHI and FIT Natural Process Weaknesses High level of management required Possible noise generation High initial investment High maintenance cost Opportunities By-product uses: Heat, CO2, Digestate Threats Efficiency Planning permission Access to feedstock resource Proximity to electricity grid

33 Energy Generated On site use or export to grid Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) Fixed or Flex PPA Requirement energy market intelligence

34 Take a leaf out of our book

35 Farmgen s latest project in Silloth, Cumbria was switched on in November 2011, costing 4m and generating 2.4mw of electricity

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