The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) 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 scheme every three years.
As the core FITs Review consultation in 2015 did not seek views on whether generation tariffs for anaerobic digestion (AD) or micro-combined heat and power (mCHP) continue to give investors an appropriate rate of return and prevent overcompensation, the Government has launched a “Review of support for Anaerobic Digestion and micro-Combined Heat and Power under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme” consultation today.
The key micro-CHP proposals outlined are:
- A deployment cap of 3.6MW to the end of 2018/19
- This is broken into annual caps
- 10% contingent degression of the tariff should an annual cap be met
- The current tariff is not changed
You can read the full consultation here.
If you would like to respond to the consultation you can either respond online, by email or post.
Post: FITs Review Team, Clean Electricity Directorate, Department of Energy & Climate Change, 4th Floor Area D, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW
Please note the consultation will close on Thursday 7 July at 23.45.