The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme has been designed so that it only includes organisations that will save enough on energy bills to offset the administrative costs of participating. Use this page to find out who needs to take part.
Qualification for the scheme is based on electricity supply across organisations and groups of undertakings, rather than at an individual site basis. Organisations that are a single entity, that is, they are not part of a group, will need to establish qualification for CRC across the sites that are part of that organisation.
Organisations that are part of a group will be grouped under the highest parent undertaking.
Organisations qualify as participants if, during the 2008 calendar year, they had at least one half-hourly electricity meter (HHM), settled on the half hourly market and if they consumed at least 6,000 MWh (megawatt hours) through all half-hourly meters.
If an organisation consumes less than 6,000 MWh of electricity, they will not need to register with us.
A megawatt hour (MWh) is an amount of electricity. It does not mean watts per hour. A megawatt hour is the equivalent of a million-watt device being used for a period of one hour.
To put the CRC energy use into perspective, 100 computers running constantly 24 hours a day, for 273 years would equal 6,000 MWh. There are a 1,000 kilowatt hours (KWh) in a megawatt hour.
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is mandatory. How you qualify and what you need to do depends on your organisation's electricity consumption through half-hourly meters during 2008. Find out more:
To identify which energy supplies you are responsible for under CRC and to help determine whether or not your organisation qualifies, please see our guidance:
Please note: Organisations are no longer required to make an information disclosure for phase 2 of CRC, which now starts in April 2013, or for subsequent phases.
This is in response to feedback from consultation and as government is satisfied that the original aims for making a disclosure have been met from the phase 1 registration period as follows:
- settled half-hourly meters had been accounted for and eligible organisations had registered for the scheme
- registration data had given sufficient information upon which to potentially revisit the scheme’s qualification threshold under a policy review.
Further information on this can be found on the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) website:
It is still each organisation’s responsibility to assess whether they will qualify as a participant in subsequent CRC phases.
The qualification year for phase 2 will be 2012-2013 and registration will be from April 2013.
Guidance for participants, including information needed to complete registration and how to create an account.