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At Power NI we purchase export electricity (electricity you generate but don’t use on the premises) and ROCs (NI Renewable Obligation Certificates) on electricity which is generated from a renewable source
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Make the most of your system today- apply online now. Registering your system today gives you:
A renewables obligation certificate (ROC) is a green certificate issued to an accredited generator for eligible electricity generated. One ROC is issued for each megawatt hour (MWh) of eligible renewable output. Ofgem is responsible for accrediting renewable energy installations and issuing ROCs. The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017.
Any electricity that your system generates but that you don’t use in your home is exported back to the grid. We will pay you for the amount of energy that you export on an annual basis.
In order to receive payment for export you will need an import / export meter installed. This meter is fitted by NIE Networks, not Power NI. In order to get an import / export meter fitted you will need to have a grid connection agreement in place with NIE Networks. Your installer will usually help complete this for you or you can request an NIE Networks Generator Application pack (G83/G59) via their website here
The microgen tariff is approved by the Utility Regulator (NIAUR) each year so you have complete peace of mind that you are getting a fair price for both ROCs and export.
The export tariff year runs from 1October- 30 September, with ROC year running from 1 April- 31 March each year. New rates are published towards the end of September with prices subject to fluctuation each year.
|1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018|
|ROCs-Agent Generator||1 ROC||4.27p/kWh|
|ROCS- Non Agent Generator||£44.28 per ROC|
Payment for both ROCs and export is made on the basis of a meter reading being submitted when requested. Payments are always made directly into your nominated bank account and are separate from your electricity bill.
If Power NI is acting as your agent:
Ofgem require a generation reading to be taken on 31 March each year. We will contact you towards the end of March each year request this reading.
This is the meter that your installer fitted and measures everything that your system generates.
Again we may ask you to take a photograph of your meter reading, as Ofgem may ask for a copy of this before ROCs will be issued. Payment will be made when ROCs are issued by Ofgem.
If you are managing your own Ofgem ROC account:
If you are managing your own accreditation, you will be required to submit your meter reading to Ofgem. Ofgem will contact you directly to request this reading.
Once they issue ROCs we will contact you to explain how to transfer ROCs from your own Ofgem account to Power NI’s account and then arrange payment.
For help on how to read your export and/or generation meter, click here to download our guide or you can watch the videos.
Payments for export and/or ROCs will not appear on your electricity bill. You will still continue to receive a bill from your supplier for import that you purchase from the grid. Any payments for export and/or ROCs are always made directly into your bank account using the details you provided during registration.
You can appoint Power NI to act as an Agent on your behalf in your dealings with Ofgem, taking the hassle away from you. Appointing Power NI to act as an Agent on your behalf with Ofgem means:
We process your reading:
No need to transfer ROCs from your account to ours:
Payment straight into your bank account:
To give you the peace of mind that your panels are working at their best, we offer a range of servicing packages to help you look after your solar PV system each year.
We have a number of options to choose from when it comes to Solar PV servicing. Each of the packages will help you to take good care of your investment and our team of engineers will let you know if they find anything which might be of concern.
Visual Inspection and Testing of the PV electrics
Our engineer will test the PV panels and make sure that your generation is in line with what you should expect. The cables and joints will also be visually inspected.
On roof Inspection and cleaning of panels (To include Option 1 visual inspection)
We will need access to the roof to check that all the rail clamps and panels are secured. The cabling will be inspected to ensure that it hasn't been damaged.
Please note: Prices are subject to change due to property size or access restrictions