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  • Our experts process over 93,000 invoices per month and we've recovered over £11m in over-charges for our clients in the last year
  • We provide support to over 500 businesses for energy and carbon management
  • Our solutions team have identified savings of £37.5m per annum for our clients, a total of 495,338,992 kWh savings identified
  • Last year we saved our CCA clients alone £25.5m

Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) exemption

Supporting high energy users

To enable businesses operating in Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) to compete with their counterparts in countries with lower energy costs, the government exempts eligible EIIs from the indirect costs of renewable policies. But this exemption isn’t automatic – EIIs must apply and be approved for EII exemption certificates before they can benefit from savings.

Is your business part of an Energy Intensive Industry?

EIIs tend to be sectors such as steel, chemicals, engineering and brick making industries where energy usage makes up a significant part of production costs.

Unlocking the savings opportunity

Businesses that have an electricity expenditure of more than 20% of their total site cost can claim an exemption of up to 85% of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) and Renewables Obligation (RO) costs. We’re still awaiting further information from the government on whether the existing Feed-In-Tariff (FiT) compensation scheme will be changed to an exemption scheme.

EII exemptions can’t be backdated, so if you believe that your business could be eligible, you should act to claim your entitlement as soon as possible. But when you’re focused on your day-to-day business activities, it can be difficult to find the time to work out what you’re entitled to and put together an effective application.

Why choose Inenco?

Our in-house teams have the industry knowledge and experience to make sure you can optimise your energy savings without putting pressure on your internal resources. We know that your time is precious, so we’ll take care of everything, while you concentrate on your core business.

Whether you’re unsure whether your business is eligible, or you know you’re eligible, but you simply don’t have time to dedicate to applying for exemptions, it’s worth talking to our experts about how we can help you – we’ve helped one of our EII customers to save £400k per year.