Should you purchase CRC allowances in advance?


For some time now there has been speculation as to the potential advantage of buying allowances at the beginning of the phase and then surrendering them at the end of each year as required.

Here at Local Energy we have developed a spreadsheet which can be used to work out whether it is worth buying your CRC allowances in advance. The spreadsheet gives examples of scenarios where it would be beneficial to purchase allowances in advance with either your own reserves or using a loan.

To join the discussion about CRC purchasing strategies, please visit the Local Energy LinkedIn group here

If you are a member of Local Energy’s Carbon Saving Public Sector (CSPS) network and you have not recieved the spreadsheet, or you would like to join the network please contact Matthew Noble – 02075542875