Feed-in tariffs (FiT)—closure in 2019 and the future for small-scale low-carbon generation
Feed-in tariffs (FiT)—closure in 2019 and the future for small-scale low-carbon generation

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Feed-in tariffs (FiT)—closure in 2019 and the future for small-scale low-carbon generation
  • Key primary resources on closure of the FiT
  • Introduction
  • Background to the closure of the FiT Scheme
  • Confirmation that access to both the generation tariff and the export tariff will cease
  • Dates when the FiT Scheme will close to accreditation for different project types
  • Other administrative changes to the FiT scheme
  • Future support for new small-scale low-carbon generation in the absence of the FiT

Key primary resources on closure of the FiT

Resource and date Link
Government consultation (19 July 2018) on the future for new small scale renewables after the FiT closes (follow up consultation published 8 January 2019 (see table row below) The Future for Small-Scale Low-Carbon Generation: a call for evidence (Future Support Consultation)
Government consultation (19 July 2018) and consultation decision (18 December 2018) confirming FiT closure The Feed-In Tariffs scheme: closure of the scheme to new applications after 31 March 2019, and administrative measures (FiT Closure Consultation)
The Feed-in Tariffs (Closure, etc) Order 2018, made 17 December 2018 and comes into force 1 February 2019 SI 2018/1380 (FiT Closure Order)
Ofgem FAQ document on FiT closure, published 19 December 2018 FAQ: FIT scheme closure (Ofgem FiT Closure FAQs)
Ofgem guidance on closure of the FiT scheme, published in draft on 19 December 2018 Feed-in Tariffs: Essential guide to closure of the scheme (Ofgem FiT Closure Guidance)
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