Renewables Obligation (RO)

DEFINITION: The main support system for large-scale renewable electricity projects across the country. The RO was introduced by the Government in England, Wales and Scotland 2002, and Northern Ireland in 2005, to encourage the deployment of large-scale renewable electricity in the UK (smaller-scale ius suppoerted by the Feed-in Tariffs. The RO requires licensed UK electricity suppliers to source a specified proportion of the electricity they provide to customers from eligible renewable sources. 

Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) are issued to accredited renewable operators for the eligible renewable electricity they generate. These are used to demonstrate a supplier has met its obligation.

See also: Renewable energy

See also: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

See also: Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs)

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