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Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme

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Government response to the consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme

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Impact Assessment: Government response to consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme

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Updated LCF projections: estimated capacity of renewable technologies

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Feed-in Tariffs: Modifications to the standard conditions of electricity supply licenses 2015 No.3

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Feed-in Tariffs: Draft modifications to the standard conditions of electricity supply licenses 2016 No1

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Detail of outcome

This document is the Government Response to the ‘Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme’ which is the Government’s subsidy scheme for generation of renewable electricity from small-scale installations.

The document summarises the responses that have been received and sets out a policy decision and next steps.

See here for more on government cost control measures proposed for the Levy Control Framework.

Original consultation

Summary

A review of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme, the Government’s subsidy scheme for generation of renewable electricity from small-scale installations.

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Consultation description

Webchat - 16 October

The FITs Review team will be available to answer questions about the consultation live by webchat between 12:00 – 13:00 on Friday 16 October 2015. There is no need to register, please just enter the webchat on Friday and post your questions for the team and they will do their best to answer in real-time. We are hosting this webchat to supplement the face-to-face workshops we have held with hundreds of participants in Cardiff, Bristol, London, and Edinburgh over October.

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 – 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.

The Feed-in Tariff Scheme is the Government’s subsidy scheme for generation of renewable electricity from small-scale installations.

The UK is obliged by our EU State Aid notification to consult on the performance of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme every three years. As the last FIT Review took place in 2011/12, 2015 is the time to reconsult on aspects of FIT’s performance.

Furthermore, due to projections of overspend on the Feed-in Tariff scheme and consequential pressure on the Levy Control Framework, as well as very successful deployment of renewable technologies, we are also consulting on a range of cost-control measures.

As requested at stakeholder events, questionnaires from the Parsons Brinckerhoff Report are now also available in excel format rather than pdf format should respondents wish to use them as a template to submit evidence on costs of deployment.

Parsons Brinckerhoff

DECC commissioned Parsons Brinckerhoff in March 2015 to conduct an update of small-scale renewable generation costs. This update relates to the five generation technologies eligible for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT): wind, solar photovoltaic (PV), hydro, anaerobic digestion (AD) and micro combined heat and power (CHP).

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Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

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Impact Assessment: Periodic Review of FITs 2015

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Performance and Impact of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme: Review of Evidence

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Parsons Brinkerhoff Report: Small-scale generation cost update

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Estimated capacity of selected renewable technologies in 2020/21

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Questionnaire: Non-domestic pv and other techs

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Questionnaire: Domestic solar PV

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Published 27 August 2015
Last updated 15 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Draft modifications to the Standard Conditions for Electricity Supply Licences added
  2. Update to clarify that the validity period for anaerobic digestion pre-accreditation is one year rather than two.
  3. Government response to the consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme.
  4. Please note that the consultation closes at 11.45pm on Friday 23 October. We have reissued a corrected consultation document which stated that the consultation closed at 11.45am on Friday 23 October.
  5. Feed-in Tariff scheme review consultation webchat
  6. Updates to the Impact Assessment and consultation document.
  7. First published.