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Electricity Levy exemptions

The electricity supply contract for the council’s larger sites involves a ‘sleeving’ arrangement, using the council’s own wind turbines and solar farm to virtually supply council buildings. As the power output from these systems falls below the thresholds set out in the Electricity (Class Exemptions from the Requirement for a Licence) Order 2001, BCC should qualify for the appropriate licence exemptions. As such, BCC should not be liable to pay levies obligated on licenced electricity suppliers, equating to an estimated £600K per year. However, these exemptions need to be registered with the relevant authorities before our electricity supplier is able to apply the appropriate discount. This contract is to provide the necessary legal and technical support to enable BCC to register for these exemptions.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/03/2024

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 by Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Lead member: Councillor Kye Dudd

Contact: Helen Reed, Interim City Leap Client Function Lead Email: