Energy Intensive Industries - relief from indirect costs of NI Renewables Obligation

Consultation opened on 10 February 2022. Closing date 07 April 2022.


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) funding for the Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) in Northern Ireland (NI) will conclude in March 2023 and the Department for the Economy (DfE) is consulting on whether funding for EIIs in NI should continue post March 2023 and, if so, in what format. This consultation poses a number of specific questions regarding the way forward for EIIs.


Consultation description

This consultation sets out options for the provision of relief for Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) from the indirect costs of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO).  Relief is currently provided through a Compensation Scheme, funded and administered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), for which funding has been allocated until 31 March 2023. 

Feedback received from this consultation will assist the Department for the Economy (DfE) in reaching a decision on whether relief should continue after BEIS funding ends and, if so, how it should be implemented in Northern Ireland (NI).

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