Renewables Obligation requirement rises for next year

New RO requirements for electricity suppliers have been stepped up for the final year of the scheme, with higher performance expectations

Load factor expectations for exsting offshore wind plant have risen. Photograph: Michael Rosskothen/123RFEnergy suppliers will face slightly increased costs under the Renewables Obligation (RO) in 2017/18, department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced.

The latest estimates for the final year of the scheme, released on 1 October, take into account comments by the industry and improved technology in new build.

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