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ROC Trading

The Renewables Obligation is a government scheme that provides support for renewable generating stations in the UK.

Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) are issued to operators of renewable generating stations for eligible electricity.

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renewable obligation placed on suppliers in GB this year


How the ROC market works

Under UK legislation suppliers are obligated to prove that they have sourced a percentage of their total electricity supply from renewable sources. This coming year (2022-2023) it is 49.1% in GB and 19.3% in Northern Ireland.

Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) issue ROCs to generators of renewable energy. Some suppliers choose not to buy ROCs and decide to pay a fine instead which is then redistributed amongst those suppliers who did meet their obligation.

The ROC market has strengthened into compliance period sixteen (2017-2018) and seventeen (2018 – 2019). This is because Ofgem has taken into account the incoming grace period applications and had a clearer visibility of the ROC generation entering the market after the closure of the ROC regime in April 2017. Following this, Ofgem set the uplift in ROC obligation levels on suppliers to ensure an appropriate trading market and the return of healthy recycle payments. Note, however that wind speeds and winter weather will continue to influence ROC values in the market place.

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Why we think you’ll prefer us to the big companies

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Our ROC trading approach

As one of the largest independent ROC traders in the UK we are able to provide highly competitive prices to generators looking to obtain the best price. We take the time to understand our client needs and work out the best trading arrangement to suit them.

Whether it is on a Buy Out and Recycle, or a Fixed Price we offer flexible trading options and with expert, market-leading advice. We can tailor agreements for our clients across the UK. By acting as an aggregator, we bundle our clients’ ROCs and trade them to achieve a higher commercial value.

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We are very pleased with the support that the team have provided over the past 2 years and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other clients/partners.

As well as responding promptly and expertly to our queries, they have a very good understanding and knowledge of energy regulator processes and procedures. This helped us to save time and money.

The Panacea Group
The Panacea Group

ROC Trading
Under an EU Directive electricity suppliers are obligated to prove they have sourced a percentage of their total electricity supply from renewable sources. This coming year (2018-2019) it is 45.2% in GB and 18.5% in Northern Ireland.

John Smith, Investment Renewables

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