Feed-In Tariffs Scheme

Closed 13 Sep 2018

Opened 19 Jul 2018

Overview

The Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme was introduced on 1 April 2010 to encourage deployment of small-scale (up to 5MW), low-carbon electricity generation, particularly by organisations, businesses, communities and individuals that have not traditionally engaged in the electricity market.

This consultation sets out a proposal to close the export tariff alongside the generation tariff on 31 March 2019, which would mean full closure of the FIT scheme to new applications after 31 March 2019.

It also seeks views on proposed scheme administrative changes.

What Happens Next

Government will publish its decision following careful consideration of the responses received. Government will aim to implement any administrative changes as soon as legislatively possible, with a target of 1 April 2019.

Audiences

  • Trade bodies
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Installer
  • Consumer organisations
  • Businesses

Interests

  • Renewable energy