Open consultation

The future for small-scale low-carbon generation

Summary

We're seeking views on the introduction of a mandatory supplier-led route to market for small-scale low-carbon generation: the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation considers future arrangements that would facilitate:

  • a route to market which supports small-scale low carbon generation of electricity
  • market innovation
  • lowering of costs for consumers
  • the promotion of the efficient use of electricity through price signals, for instance promoting export when the grid is experiencing high demand

Under the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), government would legislate for suppliers to remunerate small-scale low-carbon generators for the electricity they export to the grid. The evidence gathered from this consultation will allow government to decide on whether, and how, to proceed with the SEG. This consultation is a result of a call for evidence.

An impact assessment is included as part of the consultation. The expected impacts are presented as a range to reflect the fact there is no central forecast.

Who should respond

We are seeking responses from:

  • consumers
  • trade associations
  • small-scale low-carbon electric generators
  • suppliers
  • aggregators
  • other interested parties

Documents

The future for small-scale low-carbon generation: consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee

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Impact assessment

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

futureofsmallscalesupport@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Future for small-scale support team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
3rd Floor Spur
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 8 January 2019