Feed in tariff
Preparing the ground
We support decision makers, creating the right conditions for investment
The Feed in Tariff (FIT) commenced on 1 April 2010. The FIT is a significant new government financial incentive for renewable electricity projects up to 5MW in size (equivalent to two large wind turbines) installed after 15 July 2009. It offers a payment for every unit of renewable electricity generated (a generation tariff), as well as an additional payment for every unit of electricity that is exported to the grid (an export tariff). Installations under 50KW in size must be installed by an Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registered installer and be MCS registered products to qualify for the FIT.
3 April 2012 Phase 2a FiT Consultation response
Regen SW has today responded to the Phase 2a FiT consultation response. For full details of our response please click here
Comprehensive review of the Feed in Tariff
A comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariffs has taken place over the course of 2010. Government published the comprehensive review phase 1: consultation on feed-in tariffs for solar PV on 31 October 2011, with severe and swift cuts proposed to the solar PV tariffs. Click here for more information.
9 December 2011: Report on The Big Society and renewables: 5 measures for delivery by Jonathan Johns, Climatechangematters for Regen SW
Regen SW published a report on 9 December 2011 which includes proposals on how community energy projects are treated under the FiT. Click here to read the report.
6 December 2011: Report from Regen SW on the Benefits of Microgeneration and the Feed-in Tariff
Regen SW published a report on 6 December 2011 on the benefits of microgeneration and the Feed-in Tariff. It includes recommendations for government in response to the comprehensive review phase 1. To read the report and press release click here.
Current tariff levels
The FIT is index linked and as a result of inflation tariffs were increased from 01 April 2011. Click here to learn more about the current tariffs.
Lobbying success on tax efficient investments and community FIT projects
Communities for Renewables and Regen SW are delighted to report a major success in our campaign to ensure that the government’s proposals to exclude “Feed in tariffs businesses” from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) does not apply to social enterprises. Click here to learn more.
Fast track review of the Feed-in Tariff for large scale PV and Anaerobic digestion
In 2011, a fast-track review took place to reduce the FIT for PV projects over 50kW in scale and to increase the FIT for Anaerobic Digestion installations. For further details of the changes which were implemented from 1 August 2011, click here.
Closing the loophole on extensions
A ‘loophole’ in the FIT legislation on extensions was closed on 18 October 2011. Under the new rules, when an extension to a FIT installation is commissioned within 12 months of the original installation's eligibility date, the extension will receive the FIT rates applicable at the date of commissioning of the extension, while the original installation will continue to receive the FIT rates applicable at the date of commissioning of the original installation. Additionally, the FIT rate for the extension will be based on the aggregate capacity of the original installation and the extension.
Latest on the FiT
10 June 2013
30 January 2013
31 August 2012
DECC releases the Government Response to Consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 2B: Tariffs for non-PV technologies and scheme administration issues
20 July 2012
29 May 2012
24 May 2012
18 May 2012
11 May 2012
23 March 2012
2 March 2012