Wednesday 30th of August 2017 | Posted In: Utility Account Management

Codlaw Renewable Energy Hexham, Northumberland

We take care of Codlaw Renewable Energy’s day to day energy management needs from their Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive income to their Power Purchase Agreements for exported energy so that they can focus on maximizing the efficiency and output of their Anaerobic Digester and Combined Heat and Power plant.

Codlaw Renewable Energy has an Anaerobic Digester (AD) plant that powers two Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engines that produce a total of 1,099kW of electricity, which is then exported to the grid. They are based in Hexham, Northumberland and use energy crops (grass and whole crop cereals) that are grown across local farmland to feed their AD plant. The farm is also used for grazing sheep, cattle rearing and as a livery yard. In November 2014 we began assisting Codlaw Renewable Energy with the energy related aspects of their project development, including accreditation on the various schemes available. This ultimately led to them becoming fully account managed as part of our Energy Account Management (EAM) service.

We organised both import and export contracts by carrying out impartial analysis of all providers on the market to ensure that they were the best deal for the company. Next, we applied for the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accreditation for both CHP engines. The engines had their full FiT accreditation by September 2016 and the first engine received its RHI accreditation by January 2016. We also helped them with a detailed insurance claim.

As part of our Energy Account Management service, we monitor the energy market to ensure that Codlaw Renewable Energy is always getting the best price for their exported energy and paying as little as possible for imported energy as well as making sure that their AD and CHP installations meet all necessary accreditation and ongoing compliance criteria from OFGEM.

In the future, we will continue to help them with all energy aspects of their future projects, as well as assisting with their current installations so that they run as smoothly as possible.

David Ireland of Codlaw Renewable Energy said: “Having FEC Energy on board for our journey with the AD plant made the whole business easier and allowed for smoother transitions. In fact, they are one of a handful of people that have been involved in the process from the beginning and are still involved now. They are our trusted and valued partner when it comes to our ongoing energy requirements. FEC Energy have a clear and knowledgeable understanding of what can and can’t be done which we feel is a key part of our business going forward.”

Key Facts

  • Size: 1000 acre farm of arable crops, lamb and beef production as well as a livery yard
  • Region: Hexham, Northumberland
  • Installation: Anaerobic Digester with 499kW and 600kW (electrical) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engines

FEC Energy

  • Negotiated the best import and export contracts
  • Two FiT and two RHI accreditations with OFGEM for the CHP engines
  • Ongoing compliance with Ofgem Regulations
  • Helped with a detailed insurance claim