Advisory Panel Voting

Following a recent successful call for nominations for the Biomass Suppliers List Advisory Panel, we are now in a position to open voting for categories where a number of nominations were received. Where there are multiple nominees for the same category, the panel member will be elected by the BSL registrants. The panel members are representing their BSL scheme participants or stakeholders and will be expected to raise matters to the Advisory Panel and report back directly to their relevant members on any outcomes or decisions via the BSL Administrator.

Advisory Panel purpose

The Panel serves a number of purposes, including:

  • Provides strategic advice to the Department for Energy, Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) on the supply of biomass wood fuel through meetings of this Panel;
  • Ensures that all participants within the biomass sector have open and fair access to the BSL;
  • Ensures that fees applied to Suppliers on the BSL are appropriate and kept within reasonable and affordable limits;
  • Ensures that scheme administration and any improvements raised reflect user needs;
  • Escalates BSL Advisory Panel concerns to DESNZ; and
  • Develops terms of reference of the annual audit of the BSL Administrator

The Panel shall consist of up to 18 Members from the following categories:

  • Members representing BSL suppliers (self-suppliers, producers, producer-traders, traders) 
  • Members representing fuel types (pellets, chip, logs, waste wood)
  • Members representing raw materials (forestry, waste wood, arboricultural arisings, sawmill residues)
  • Members representing industry bodies (forestry, waste wood fuel, wood heating)
  • Advisory Panel Non Voting Members (fuel quality certification scheme, government forestry (England), government forestry (Scotland), government forestry (Wales)

Some members may represent multiple categories, depending on their experience and expertise.
Closing date for voting is 2pm on the 6th December 2023.

You will be required to enter your details so the BSL Administrators can confirm validity for voting. You can only vote in categories relating to your own membership with BSL.

The full ‘Terms of Reference’ for the BSL Advisory Panel, are available to view on the BSL website.

How to vote

All members of the Biomass Suppliers List will have received an email with voting details. Please check your inbox for details. Contact the team here if you haven’t received the email.

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