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  1. solgen
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    Hi,

    I have a 30kW project where panels are to be mounted on a warehouse style building that has no form of heating but has just had a 3 phase supply added to it for the purpose of running a large heat pump. The heat supplies two other buildings (main house and maids quarters) but they are on a separate single phase supply.

    How would this situation be classified and how would the higher tariff be achieved?

    Thank you
     
  2. Worcester
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    Worcester Forum Mentor

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    The key thing is - the rules:

    Interestingpoints here:
    3.80 - a) The climate of this building is not conditioned. (presumably it doesn't just have it's own supply it must have it's own MPAN)
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    b) The requirement for an EPC only relates to "a building to which the PV installation is wired to provide electricity to"

    So long as they are separate supplies with separate MPAN's, then I would interpret that this building doesn't require an EPC, the same as if what was attached to it was a grain drier..
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  3. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    I have EPC done on all commercial buildings including grain dryers, Churches and Cold storage buildings. The cost to me is only £150.00, so for peace of mind, worth it.
     
  4. Worcester
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    Also where is the heat pump phsically located, if it is located at the other building, then it could be interpreted that the other building has an electrcity supply from this one....
     
  5. solgen
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    Hi Worcester,

    The heat pump is located in the 'barn'

    Thanks
     
  6. Mattty
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    Mattty Active EF Member

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    The meter in the barn is supplying the heating to the other properties and so is supplying electricity to the other properties and so a domestic EPC from one of the other properties may be acceptable under 2.95/2.96 of the Feed-in Tariff: Guidance for renewable installations (Version 5) document.
     
  7. Worcester
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    @Matty just for your info, the latest version is 5.2 (paras 3.97, 3.98 would be the equivalent) the point is the system ISN'T "wired to provide electricity to" .....
     
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