Consultation outcome: Widening eligibility for renewable electricity cost relief schemes

We’re seeking views on:

  • whether there is evidence of potential competitive distortions as a result of the current eligibility threshold for the renewable electricity cost exemption schemes
  • to what percentage should the current threshold of 20% electricity intensity be lowered – 17%, 15% or 10% - in order to address the distortions
  • if the threshold is lowered, how to minimise the cost on non-eligible consumers.

The consultation also seeks views on related issues concerning:

  • redistribution of money recovered from over-exempted EIIs
  • improving operation of the exemption schemes

The consultation document is accompanied by an impact assessment setting out the bill and price impacts of the various options.