Review of support for Anaerobic Digestion and micro-Combined Heat and Power under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

Closed 14 Jul 2016

Opened 26 May 2016


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 sets out proposals relating to support for anaerobic digestion and micro-combined heat and power technologies under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme.

Proposals include revised tariffs for anaerobic digestion, amendments to degression, and a deployment cap for micro-combined heat and power.  It also proposes other measures to ensure the scheme is more closely aligned with other DECC policy measures.

The full consultation document and impact assessment and the evidence surveys for providing further information are available via the links below.  A link to the core 2015 FITs Review consultation is also available below.

Update - 4 July 2016

The Impact Assessment was updated on 4 July 2016 to correctly express the operating costs in Table 19 of Annex B. The correct value of operational expenditure is used elsewhere in the document, for example Table 17 of Annex A. This does not impact the policy proposals, nor the analysis or the generation tariffs proposed.

Update - 6 July 2016

Consultation extended to 14 July 2016 following update to Impact Assessment on 4 July.



  • Investment
  • General public
  • The Devolved Administrations


  • Distributed energy and heat
  • Renewable energy
  • Electricity