Renewable Energy Generation Relief Scheme

The Renewable Energy Generation Relief Scheme provides non-domestic rates relief of up to 100% to renewable energy producers who are solely concerned with the production of heat or power (or both) from the following sources:

Rates relief will only apply if the property is used for a project which gives to a community organisation, in return for investment in the project by that organisation, entitlement to a sum equivalent to at least 15% of the annual profit of the project; or if the property is used for a project which gives to a community organisation, in return for investment in the project by that organisation, entitlement to a sum equivalent to so much of the annual profit of the project as is attributable to 0.5 of a megawatt of the total installed capacity of the project (or more).

A community organisation has the same meaning as in article 11 of the Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012, as amended by the 2015 Order, which is:

A community organisation must have 50 or fewer employees and in the case of a subsidiary the parent company must also have 50 or fewer employees.

How to apply

You can download an application form for Renewable Energy Rates Relief from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.  The application form also provides additional information on the relief available.

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Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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