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

The following Energy practice 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
  • Closure of the Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) Scheme to new accreditation
  • The future for small-scale low-carbon generation after the closure of the FiT Scheme and the Smart Export Guarantee
  • 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

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

Key primary resources on closure of the FiT

Resource and dateLink
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 closureThe 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 came into force 1 February 2019SI 2018/1380 (FiT Closure Order)
Ofgem FAQ document on FiT closureFAQ: FIT scheme closure (Ofgem FiT Closure FAQs)
Ofgem guidance on closure of the FiT schemeFeed-in Tariffs: Essential guide to closure of the scheme (Ofgem FiT Closure Guidance)
Ofgem updated general FiT guidance, incorporating guidance on closure of the FiT schemeFeed-in Tariffs: Guidance for renewable installations (Ofgem Generator Guidance)

Feed-in Tariffs: Guidance for licensed electricity suppliers (Ofgem Supplier Guidance)
Government publish follow-up consultation on the Smart Export Guarantee, 8 January 2019 (closes to responses 5 March 2019)The Future for Small-Scale Low-Carbon Generation: A consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (Smart Export Guarantee Consultation)
Ofgem publishes guidance its administration of the closure of

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