Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

Closed 23 Oct 2015

Opened 27 Aug 2015

Results updated 22 Aug 2017

The Government Response to the Consultation on the Feed-in Tariff Review was published on 17 December 2015.

The Response and accompanying Impact Assessment can be found on the website.

We would like to thank consultation respondents for their time in submitting evidence to the review.


This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This consultation proposes a set of measures to control costs under the Feed-in Tariff, including revised tariffs based on updated technology cost data, a more stringent degression mechanism and deployment caps leading to the phased closure of the scheme in 2018-19.

It proposes that if such measures cannot put the scheme on an affordable and sustainable footing then there should be an end to generation tariffs for new applicants as soon as legislatively possible, which we would expect to be January 2016. 

It also proposes other measures to ensure the scheme is more closely aligned with other DECC policy.

The full consultation document, along with a report on updated costs and an evidence review, is available at the links below.

Update 4 September 2015

The Impact Assessment and consultation document were updated on 4 September 2015. Table 23 in the Impact Assessment and Figure 5 in the consultation document both show the estimated number of installations under deployment caps. These have been corrected for Anaerobic Digestion and Hydro installations, after an error was identified in the analysis.

Update 9 October 2015

The consultation document was updated to make a correction to consultation question 16 concerning the extension of installations and the summary table on p10. This correction clarified that the proposal was to prevent extensions to all installations claiming the Feed-in Tariff whether existing or future installations.

Update 20 October 2015

Please note that the consultation closes at 11.45pm on Friday 23 October. We have reissued a revised consultation document to correct the original which stated that the consultation closed at 11.45am on Friday 23 October.


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