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Fast-track review of Feed-in Tariffs

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Consultation on fast-track review of Feed-in Tariffs for small scale low carbon electricity

Reference Number: 11D/0038

Open Date: 2011-03-18
Close Date: 2011-05-06 

Online responses are preferred: please use the DECC eConsultation Hub - FITs Fast-Track Review

This consultation seeks views on proposed bands and accompanying changes to the tariffs for solar photovoltaics (PV) over 50KW and farm-scale Anaerobic Digestion (AD).

Subject to the responses received to this consultation we are aiming to introduce these changes by amending the FIT payment rate table in Condition 33 of the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply licenses. Subject to consultation and the parliamentary process set out in the Energy Act 2008, and state aid approval from the European Commission, our intention is that these changes will be made in July 2011 and take effect from 1 August.

The deadline for responses to this consultation is Friday 6 May 2011.

If you are unable to submit your response online please use the template below and submit by email to:

This consultation is also being used to issue a call for evidence on the FITs comprehensive review. Evidence received will feed into the scope of this review (which we will be consulting on later in the year) and help inform if further changes to the legislation are necessary. We are seeking views on this by Tuesday 12 April 2011.




Respond to this consultation online via the DECC Consultation Hub - FITs Fast-Track Review.

Contact us


RFI Team, Renewables Directorate
Department of Energy and Climate Change
4th Floor, Area A/B
3 – 8 Whitehall Place

Consultation documents 


25 March 2011: Please note minor changes have been made to documents originally published on 18 March 2011.

These are to clarify:

(a) in the Consultation Document that the proposed changes to tariffs would apply to all installations with an eligibility date (as defined in Condition 33 of the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences) on or after 1 August 2011;

(b) in the Impact Assessment, that for solar PV, the target rate of return of 5% applies to the >50kW - ≤150kW band.

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