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The Feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme was introduced in April 2010 and is the government’s main policy measure to encourage the deployment of small-scale low-carbon electricity generation in Great Britain (GB), and is implemented by the Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012, SI 2012/2782 (as amended), and modifications to Conditions 33 and 34 of the standard conditions of electricity supply licences, ie ‘the Standard Licence Conditions’.
The FiT scheme is available to everyone—from domestic households to local authorities, landlords and businesses. Where they meet the relevant eligibility requirements and declare that they will use all the energy they generate, off-grid generators can also receive partial FiT payments. They will only be entitled to the generation tariff as they aren't exporting any electricity.
Those eligible for the FiT scheme:
will be paid by certain licensed electricity suppliers (FiT licensee) for every unit of electricity, per kilowatt hour (p/kWh), they generate—the generation tariff
can sell any surplus electricity generated to the National Grid—the export tariff
will benefit from having lower energy bills, as they won't need to purchase as much energy from the National Grid
The FiT scheme closed to new accreditations on 1 April 2019. For a detailed explanation on the background to, and proposed implementation of, this see Practice Note: Feed-in tariffs (FiT)—closure in 2019 and the future for small-scale low-carbon generation.
This FiT scheme tracker tool displays the current status
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