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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.