Ofgem Picks New Renewable Energy Site Auditor

Black & Veatch has secured a contract to deliver Ofgem’s new statistical audit programme of randomly selected accredited renewable energy generating stations.

As part of the Renewable Obligation Statistical Audit Programme, Black & Veatch will audit offshore and onshore wind, solar, marine, biomass, hydro and landfill/sewage gas generating sites.

The new work will be carried out alongside the existing targeted audit programme.

The audits aim to give Ofgem further assurances that the information provided for accreditation and Renewable Obligation (RO) claims is accurate and to detect and deter non-compliance across the population of sites.

According to the company, the new statistical audit programme will increase the regulator’s understanding of the level and types of non-compliance across the population of renewable energy scheme participants.

“It is a mark of our renewable energy team’s breadth of expertise that we have been entrusted to audit such a diverse range of technologies,” said Robbie Gibson, Black & Veatch’s Director for renewable energy in Europe.

“Ensuring the RO scheme functions effectively is central to the UK’s NetZero ambitions. This is why the renewable electricity generator audits are so important.”

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