The Minister may grant full or partial exemptions from the scheme under clause 22 of Schedule 4A to the Electricity Supply Act 1995.
The Ministerial Order - Exempt Electricity Loads
Exemptions are published for each compliance year in the Energy Savings Scheme (Electricity Load Exemptions) Order (ESS Exemptions Order).
The Ministerial Order applying to the 2022 compliance year is the Energy Savings Scheme (Electricity Load Exemptions) Order 2021.
The Ministerial Order applying to the 2023 compliance year is the Energy Savings Scheme (Electricity Load Exemptions) Order 2022.
The Exemptions Rule
The Minister authorises the Scheme Regulator to make rules relating to the treatment of exempt electricity loads. This is authorised in the Ministerial Order.
The Energy Savings Scheme - Scheme Regulator Exemptions Rule No 1 of 2016 (ESS Exemptions Rule) outlines:
- how deductions for exempt electricity loads are calculated
- how deductions for losses are calculated, and
- how Scheme Participants establish their entitlement to the exemption.
|ESS Exemptions Order - 2023 Compliance Period|
|ESS Exemptions Order – 2022 Compliance Period|
|ESS Exemptions Rule - Scheme Regulator Exemptions Rule No. 1|
Previous ESS Exemptions Orders and versions of the Exemptions Rule can be accessed through our Document Search.