Implementing the Carbon Reduction Commitment - Andrew Hitchings, Environment Agency


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From 2009 companies and other organisations, will be required to report to the Environment Agency details of their energy usage, from almost all sources, on an annual basis.

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Implementing the Carbon Reduction Commitment - Andrew Hitchings, Environment Agency

  1. 1. Implementing the Carbon Reduction Commitment Andrew Hitchings – Project Executive CBI – 17 March 2009
  2. 2. Approach to implementation <ul><li>Joint Administrators – EA, SEPA, NIEA </li></ul>
  3. 3. User participation Regulators and Government Informed users Targeted consultation Inner circle users Screen design Process Guidance General public website General public website
  4. 4. User Support Regional workshops Helpdesk Guidance documents Web-based pop-ups and training tools
  5. 5. Qualification Period Participants with at least one HH settled meter need to determine their total HH electricity consumption. The EA sends out registration packs to all half-hourly billing points 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Registration Period 2nd Annual Report due Allowances surrendered 1st sale of allowances ‘ Double’ sale to cover 2010-11 emissions and forecast for 2011-12 Footprint Report due 1 st Annual Report due Allowances surrendered 1st recycling payment Start of 2nd compliance year 2 nd recycling payment 2nd sale of allowances Start of 3rd compliance year Start of Capped Phase Introductory phase September 2008 April July October April July October
  6. 6. 2008 2009 2010 Calendar year 2008: Suppliers record electricity use for all organisations with half-hourly (100kW/70kW) metering systems May 2009 : Qualification ‘heads-up' Full year data sent to all customers with 100kW/70kW metering systems. 1 Apr 2010: Scheme Starts Timeline April – Sept 2010: Registration All organisations buying electricity settled on the half hourly market disclose total half hourly electricity consumption September 2009 : Registration packs Full year data sent to all customers with 100kW/70kW metering systems. Registration guidance: Consultation & issue before August 09. Reporting & evidence guidance: Consultation & issue before December 09. Trading Guidance: Consultation & issue before October 10.
  7. 7. Organisational coverage Parent Company Subsidiaries In this company structure, subsidiaries M & N have emissions covered by CCAs. These CCAs cover more than 25% of the subsidiaries’ total emissions, therefore are exempt from CRC. A X Y Z M N Subsidiaries with >25% emissions in CCAs
  8. 8. [HLP002] You must choose the country where the registered office of the parent organisation (or nominated UK lead) is registered. [HLP006] If you are a subsidiary of a parent based overseas, please confirm that you are acting as UK parent SIC code* Country where UK registered office is located* [HLP004] Your trading name is the name your company / organisation uses if different from the name registered with Companies House. Trading name ? ? Please enter your company details Please enter your Companies House company number* Registered address Registered name ? Is your Parent based overseas?* Are you the Nominated Subsidiary acting as UK Parent? 1 [HLP003] Your SIC is the code for the principal business activity (from SIC(03) as used for notification by the company for the purposes of their annual returns to Companies House 2 3 ? ? [HLP005] Please indicate if you are a subsidiary of a parent based overseas Error message text area Fields marked * are mandatory 4 ? ? 5 Capture Parent Details Primary Contact Details Secondary Contact Details Director Contact Details Half Hourly Meters Electricity Consumption Participation Declaration Invoice Contact Qualifying Subsidiaries CCA Exemption Summary of details Terms and Conditions Payment Confirmation of completion
  9. 9. Conclusions <ul><li>Carbon Reduction Commitment is a Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User participation in design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul>