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

Closed 6 May 2011

Opened 18 Mar 2011


This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This consultation looks at:

  • New tariff bands and the accompanying proposed reduction of tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) over 50 KW
  • New tariff bands and the accompanying tariffs for farm-scale Anaerobic Digestion (AD) 
  • calling for evidence on the comprehensive FITs review.


Consultation respondents are being asked for their views on changes to the tariff bands and tariff rates being proposed for large scale PV and farm-scale AD by Friday 6 May.

This consultation is also being used to issue a call for evidence on the comprehensive review of FITs. Comments have already been invited on the broad terms of reference for the review, and views about specific issues that could be considered as part of that review. There is still a chance to feed in thoughts and evidence on this, although we would be grateful if you could do so by Tuesday 12 April 2011. There will be a more formal consultation and the aim is for this to take place over the summer.

Please note: after 12 April 2011 respondents will not be able to feed in their suggestions on the scope of the comprehensive FITs review.

Why your views matter

We are seeking views on proposed changes to the tariff bands and accompanying tariffs for large-scale PV and farm-scale AD to be implemented by way of amendments to the the FIT Payment rate table in Annex 2 to Condition 33 of the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licenses. Subject to the responses received to this consultation, 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 1st August 2011.

What happens next


  • Low carbon technologies


  • Renewable energy