Feed in Tariffs
• What are feed in tariffs?
These are payments
to ordinary energy users for the renewable electricity they generate, a scheme that pays people for creating their own “green
electricity”. The tariffs were introduced by the Government to help increase the level of renewable energy in
• How does the feed in tariff help?
- Bonus payments for electricity you
put back into the grid.
- Electricity bills are reduced, as you use the energy you have produced yourself.
a payment for all the electricity you produce even the energy you use for yourself.
• Who are the
Feed in tariffs for?
For everyone, including households, landlords, businesses and even organisations
such as schools and care homes.
• How do you start getting these benefits?
energy systems take full responsibility for selecting, designing, installing and managing renewable energy systems under the
Feed in Tariffs incentive.
Eligibility & Tariff levels
After July 15th
2009 anyone who installs a qualifying renewable electricity system is eligible to claim Feed-in Tariffs.
generation system with a capacity up to 5megawatts is eligible.
5MW is a lot of power; therefore all households
and the vast majority of businesses are also eligible.
• When can I claim the tariffs?
The Feed-in Tariffs went live on April 1st 2010, therefore any systems installed now benefit immediately.
The major benefit of the Feed-in Tariffs is the generation tariff paid for every kilowatt-hour of energy produced.
The level varies depending on the technology and system size.
The feed-in tariffs scheme also provides two further
benefits: an additional payment for surplus energy exported to the grid and a saving on energy purchased from your electricity