Policy documents and consultations that may be of interest to community energy groups or that CEE is considering making a response to are included below (listed in date order of responses required). Draft responses will be added to this page for member comments along with our final submissions. If you would like to input to any of our responses, please email us.
You can view and download our previous consultation responses here.
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This consultation proposes to expand and reform the Warm Home Discount scheme, in England and Wales until 2026 which obliges participating energy suppliers to provide rebates to their customers, to reduce energy bills for low-income and vulnerable households and tackle fuel poverty, in line with the commitments announced in the Energy White Paper in 2020. The objective of the reforms is to improve the fuel poverty targeting rate of the scheme and ensure more fuel poor households can receive rebates on their energy bills automatically, through the use of data matching. An Impact Assessment setting out the impact of the proposals accompanies this consultation.
They would particularly welcome responses from energy suppliers and charities and other organisations focusing on fuel poverty and vulnerable people. This consultation closes at 11:45 pm on 22 August 2021.
BEIS and Ofgem are seeking views on proposals for energy code reform, developed with the help of feedback to the 2019 consultation. Their desired outcome for energy code reform is an institutional governance framework that is forward-looking, agile, easy to understand, and able to accommodate a growing number of market participants. Based on an earlier consultation, this consultation looks at the preferred option of Ofgem being designated as a ‘strategic body’ over the energy codes, with separate ‘code managers’. This consultation is also looking for views on:
- detailed elements of our proposals that were not addressed in the previous consultation
- the impact assessment which sets out some of the estimated costs and benefits of our proposed reforms
A call for evidence to investigate the role of vehicle-to-X technologies in a net zero energy system, and possible barriers to their widespread use. Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technologies allow an electric vehicle to export the energy within its battery for another use, for example to a home or to the electricity grid. In this call for evidence, the government invites views and evidence on:
- the role of V2X technologies in the energy system
- the barriers that might be preventing this
- the role of government
Please look out for your DNO's consultation on their 'business plan' and feed in. These will form the basis of their investment in the distribution system from 2023-2028. If we want them to be investing to enable community energy (by, for instance, reinforcing the tail end of the system to enable more distributed generation) we must ask for it. It will also
CEE has input into Electricity North West's consultation now closed. You can see ENW's strategy documents here.