Sell us energy

You make it; we’ll buy it.

PPAs

We can offer PPAs for all types of renewable technologies as well as green technologies such as CHP. Because of the way we work we’re flexible, open, genuinely interested in your technology and can make quick decisions.

We’ll help you with certification and embedded generation benefits you may not be aware of and we’ll make sure you get all the payments that are due to you. We’d also like to talk about your ROCs and REGOs. Transparent; now that’s refreshing. You can find out more about PPAs and how we can help here.

FiTs

Large or small scale, as a voluntary FiT licensee, we can help you through the red tape, the blue tape, in fact all of the tape and regulation that might be daunting to you, but is all in a day’s work for us. Whatever the technology, we’d like to help. You can find out more about the Feed-in Tariff and how we can help here.

Advice line

If you are unsure about how you could generate electricity at your home, why not give us a call? Our qualified staff can talk to you about what the best technology may be for your property and what benefits are available for specific technologies. Home Generation Advice Line — 01920 483046

PPAs

Please, please ask.

What is a PPA?

If you are a larger generator (over 200kW) you have the option of registering for payments under the Feed-in Tariff scheme (FiTs) or getting accredited under the Renewables Obligation (RO).

In either case we would love to speak to you over the phone to discuss the potential for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for your exported electricity.

We do not charge any administration or handling fee for FiTs.

We can set up a PPA for all types of renewable technologies as well as green technologies such as CHP.

Definitions

When do I get paid

RO

If you opt for RO accreditation, you will receive a payment for all the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) generated at your property.

FiTs with PPA export

If you choose to register your installation under FiTs and also sign a PPA you will receive quarterly payments for your generation as part of the levelisation process. We will then offer you payments for your export on a monthly basis.

You will also get an additional payment for the electricity you produced in the TRIAD periods on both schemes.

If you want to discuss contract terms and prices or are simply looking for more information give us a ring on 01920 483046.

You will have to create an account on Ofgem’s Renewable and CHP Register and complete an application to manage your certificates. For more information about the register go to Ofgem’s Renewable and CHP Register and to register go to: www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk

Commercial generation — definitions

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ROC

ROCs (Renewable Obligation Certificates) are certificates issued to generators by Ofgem based on the net renewable electricity that is generated each month by your station. The number of ROCs issued per megawatt hour (MWh) is determined by the technology/fuel used by the station, its size, its location and how long it has been accredited.

REGO

A REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) is a certificate issued by Ofgem to generators that certifies that their electricity was generated from Renewable sources. You will receive one REGO per MWh of renewable source electricity generated.

TRIAD

The TRIAD periods are defined as the three half-hour periods with the highest demand for electricity across the peak consumption period for November to February. TRIAD payments are an incentive for generators to be generating electricity in these periods. Therefore, as a generator, we would reward you with an additional payment for the average hourly electricity you have produced in these three periods.

We would pay you for 90% of the value of the TRIAD benefit.

It’s not just hot air

Feed in Tariffs (FiTs)

We’re here to help and make signing up as easy as possible.

What is a FiT?

It’s a government initiative that pays householders and small businesses to generate their own electricity.

The tariff covers the following technologies — solar, wind, hydro, anaerobic digestion and micro CHP.

Generators with installed capacity of up to 5MW can qualify for FiTs (N.B. CHP has a 2kW limit)

Click here for answers to Frequently asked questions

How much will I be paid?

The payments are split into two parts:

Generation

You receive a tariff for every unit that you generate even if you use it yourself. These vary by technology type and scale.

Export

This is the payment for every excess unit that goes back into the grid. If you don’t have an export meter, 50% will be deemed export.

For the current Feed in Tariff Generation and Export Rates click here

For an archive of Feed in Tariff Generation and Export Rates click here

Definitions

Please note that since the FiT PAUSE from 15th January 2016 to 7th February 2016, there are new tariff rates in place for installations wanting to register for payments and these are based on deployment numbers monitored by Ofgem: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/feed-tariff-fit-scheme

Registration

To register please download our FiT application form. Please also include a copy of your MCS, EPC and proof of ownership.

Application forms

Application form
For a printer friendly black & white version click here.

New PV Declaration form
We have prepared a sample form which may help when completing the application form click here to open it.

Fit Switch
Signing up your property? If you would like to switch your existing FiT registered installation, you will have to complete and return the attached FiT Switch Form.

If you’re confused or need help please call our generation team on 01920 483046 or email fits@greenenergyuk.com.

We can even fill in most of the form for you and send it out for you to complete and sign. Just fill in the boxes below and click send.



Commercial generation — definitions

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ROC

ROCs (Renewable Obligation Certificates) are certificates issued to generators by Ofgem based on the net renewable electricity that is generated each month by your station. The number of ROCs issued per megawatt hour (MWh) is determined by the technology/fuel used by the station, its size, its location and how long it has been accredited.

REGO

A REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) is a certificate issued by Ofgem to generators that certifies that their electricity was generated from Renewable sources. You will receive one REGO per MWh of renewable source electricity generated.

TRIAD

The TRIAD periods are defined as the three half-hour periods with the highest demand for electricity across the peak consumption period for November to February. TRIAD payments are an incentive for generators to be generating electricity in these periods. Therefore, as a generator, we would reward you with an additional payment for the average hourly electricity you have produced in these three periods.

We would pay you for 90% of the value of the TRIAD benefit.

Commercial generation

We’re always interested.

We’re always looking to work with more independent commercial generators to meet the ever growing demand for green and sustainable electricity from our customers.

For commercial scale renewable generators with an installed capacity 200kW and above, we can offer you a flexible Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

As part of our PPA, we can offer a competitive price for the electricity you export to the local electricity grid, as well as a proportion of your embedded benefits.

We do not charge any administration or handling fee for FiTs.

We can set up a PPA for all types of sustainable technologies as well as green technologies such as CHP.

If you want to discuss contract terms and prices or are simply looking for more information give us a ring on 01920 483046.

Thinking about generating on a commercial basis?

Advice for potential generators

The outlook is sunny

Catch-up with our latest changes

Key changes and questions

Things change — what you need to know.

Key changes

All generators

There are new Generation AND Export tariff rates for non-PV FiT installations with an eligibility date on or after 1st December 2012.

Hydro generators

Since 30th May 2011, all micro-hydro installations (those with a declared net capacity of 50kW or less) commissioned between 1st April 2010 and 1st April 2012 are now required to seek accreditation through the Ofgem ROO-FIT accreditation process. To apply for ROO-FIT accreditation, you will need to create an account for yourself on the Renewables and CHP Register.

Once you have created an account you will have to process your application online and you will have to notify us when you received your ROO-FIT number in order for us to process your application.

PV generators

PV tariff rates have been subject to 3 monthly degression since 1st August 2012.

If you have any questions whatsoever about selling electricity please don’t hesitate to contact us over the phone on 01920 483046 or by emailing fits@greenenergyuk.com.

Question

  • How does it work?

  • Am I eligible for the Feed in Tariff (FiT)?

  • Do you install equipment?

  • How long am I tied to green energy uk?

  • Would I get involved with VAT?

  • How is the Feed in Tariff paid?

  • What if I’m off grid?

  • What if I don’t have an export meter?

  • What do I need to do?

  • As I will be generating my own electricity will I still get electricity bills?

  • Does my commercial installation over 50kW of installed capacity qualify?

Answer

  • Under the FiTs scheme you are guaranteed a minimum payment for all the electricity generated by your home generation system, even the electricity you use yourself. Any generation above and beyond the amount of electricity that your household uses can be exported to the national grid and a separate payment is given for this as well.

  • If you installed after 15th July 2009 — yes

    If you have installed prior to 15th July 2009 but have applied for accreditation under the RO (Renewable Obligation) — yes

    If you installed prior to 15th July and have not applied for accreditation under the RO — no you will not be eligible for payments..

    Since April 2010, all installations must be carried out by an MCS accredited installer to qualify for FiT payments.

    If you installed prior to 15th January 2016 and have not yet applied to be registered — you will not be eligible for payments.

    If your installation was commissioned before 15th January you can no longer apply, unless you’ve received preliminary accreditation.

  • No — Green Energy UK are purchasers of electricity. We can sometimes help you find an installer in your area but your best bet is to find an accredited installer on the MCS web site.

  • We have no fixed period for the supply and export of electricity. If you are moving out of an address with a FiT accredited installation installed there, please give us a call to let us know.

  • Not unless you are already a VAT registered business. If you are VAT registered, please make sure you fill in the appropriate section on the FiT application form.

  • We aim to pay our generators on a quarterly basis but we can only arrange for payment if we receive an up to date reading for your account for that quarter. The levelisation quarters close at the end of March, June, September and December. You may also be asked to submit a monthly meter read for statistical purposes.

    • As a voluntary we only pay FiT to our own supply customers
    • We aim to pay 10 days after receipt of payment from Ofgem’s levelisation fund.
  • You can still claim FiT payments by signing up with an electricity supplier.

  • Microgenerators can still receive export payments on an estimated or "deemed" basis. This will be a temporary measure until smart metering is finalised.

  • If you are planning to install some qualifying technology, the easiest thing to do is give us a call and we’ll tell you what we need from you! But here’s a précis:

    1. Once your installation is completed, you will need to apply to us to have it registered under the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

      We will need you to send us — a completed FiT application form, a copy of your MCS Certificate, proof of your identity and proof of ownership of the installation (e.g. a final invoice).

      If your installation is a solar PV of scale <250kW, we will also need a copy of your EPC (this needs to have been issued before the commissioning date for your installation), as well as a completed PV declarations form.

      Unfortunately we cannot begin the registration until we have received all the relevant paperwork.

    2. On the date we receive your application, we will contact you in order to obtain a generation meter reading for your installation. This will be used as your initial generation reading, i.e. the reading from which thereafter anything that is generated by the installation qualifies for payments.

    3. We will add your installation to Ofgem’s Central FIT Register, and will write to you with your registration number, tariff rate, period of payment and the terms and conditions of the scheme which you will need to sign and return.

    4. Once we have received your signed copy, we can complete the registration and start making payments. Under the legislation we can only start making payments from the date we receive your FiT application form.



  • Unfortunately yes! As there will be times when you won’t be generating enough electricity for your own needs, you will still need to buy a certain amount of electricity and pay the standing charge which covers the cost of delivering the electricity to your home.

  • We are always interested in larger scale generators who are interested in selling their energy and are currently on the Renewable or CHP register at Ofgem.

    The accreditation and payment processes for large-scale generators can be quite complicated so if you have any questions about this process, please give us a call

    For PV systems and wind turbines of over 50kW, you may be able to obtain preliminary accreditation before your installation is complete. The same may apply to all Hydro and AD installations of any size. If you have any questions regarding this please get in touch.