Green certificates issued in third quarter fell 6%

The number of Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued to generators decreased by 6% during the third quarter of the year. It fell from around 20.6 million during the same period […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The number of Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued to generators decreased by 6% during the third quarter of the year.

It fell from around 20.6 million during the same period last year to more than 19.4 million this year, according to new data released by BEIS.

ROCs are designed to encourage generation of electricity from eligible renewable sources in the UK.

Overall production also reduced by 6% to 14,919GWh.

BEIS also revealed the number of ROCs issued to accredited generators dropped by 9% to more than 7.23 million in May 2016. That’s compared to around 7.9 million registered in the same month last year.

However, the number of ROCs issued in the latest financial year rose by 26% to 90.3 million – from 71.4 million in 2014/15.

That’s to an increase of 24% in generation to 69,031GWh.

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