Consultation outcome

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

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

In July 2018, we published a call for evidence to identify the role small-scale low-carbon generation can play in maximising the advantages for the UK in the global shift to clean growth.

Respondents highlighted that routes to market for exported electricity are currently limited and have an emphasis on larger capacity generators.

Based on this evidence, we believe there is merit in exploring possible arrangements for the small-scale low-carbon generation sector after the closure of the FIT scheme. To that end, we are consulting on introducing a mandatory supplier-led route to market: the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). Under the SEG, we would legislate for suppliers to remunerate small-scale low-carbon generators for the electricity they export to the grid.

Original consultation


We’re seeking views on the future of small-scale low carbon electricity generation support, and evidence on the challenges and opportunities for the sector.

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Consultation description

This call for evidence seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities from small-scale low carbon electricity generation in contributing to government’s objectives for clean, affordable, secure and flexible power. It also seeks information on the role for government and the private sector in overcoming these challenges and realising these opportunities.

This call for evidence is aimed at individuals and groups with any interest in the small scale low carbon industry. In particular we’re seeking views from affected individuals, energy suppliers, and industry, including manufacturers suppliers and installers.

See also: The Feed-In Tariffs Scheme consultation


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

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Published 19 July 2018
Last updated 15 January 2019 + show all updates
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