Chart of the week | Now FiT export is going, what next?

BEIS has stated that it intends to close the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) export for new small-scale generation. It has not ruled out intervention beyond 1 April 2019. However, it has placed the onus firmly on the industry to demonstrate why a guaranteed route to market has merit.

BEIS’ plans were set out in its Consultation on The Feed-in Tariffs Scheme, released on 19 July. Additionally, a call for evidence to identify the role of small-scale generation after the closure.

Our Chart of the week looks back on nine years of FiT export activity. It also considers the need to establish a guaranteed route to market for small-scale generation.

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