Consultation outcome

Feed-In Tariffs Scheme

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The Feed-In Tariffs scheme: closure of the scheme to new applications after 31 March 2019, and administrative measures: government response

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Impact Assessment

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Detail of outcome

Having considered the feedback and evidence, government has decided to close the export tariff alongside the generation tariff. This means that the scheme will close in full to new applications after 31 March 2019, subject to the time-limited extensions and grace period detailed in this response.

Government has also decided to bring the net costs of metered export into the levelisation process. A detailed response on the replacement of generating equipment will be published in due course.

Visit legislation.gov.uk for the Feed-In Tariffs (Closure etc) Order 2018.

Detail of feedback received

There were 345 responses from a broad range of stakeholders including:

  • trade associations
  • manufacturers
  • energy suppliers
  • community groups
  • consultants
  • local authorities
  • individuals

Most respondents were opposed to the closure of the export tariff at the same time as the generation tariff, hence the proposed closure and exception arrangements.

Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking views on the proposed closure of the Feed-In Tariffs Scheme to new applications after 31 March 2019.

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Consultation description

The Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) Scheme is the government’s subsidy scheme for generation of renewable electricity from small-scale low-carbon installations.

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 FITs scheme to new applications after 31 March 2019.

It also seeks views on proposed scheme administrative changes. An impact assessment accompanies the consultation.

See also: The future for small-scale low-carbon generation: call for evidence

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The Feed-In Tariffs Scheme

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Feed-in-Tariffs closure: impact assessment

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Published 19 July 2018
Last updated 18 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.

  2. First published.