Pixie Chart of the week | The need for a route to market for small-scale generation

On 19 July, for the first time BEIS stated that it intends to close the export tariff for new small-scale generation. It has not ruled out intervention beyond 1 April 2019, but has placed the onus firmly on industry to demonstrate why a guaranteed route to market has merit.

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Low carbon generation

Australian Chart of the week | Is the market putting the brakes on distributed solar exports?

In most states, electricity retailers determine and set their own rooftop solar feed-in tariffs (FITS). A major driver is the wholesale energy prices, which continue to decline midday. For more information, please refer to our previous Chart of the Week issue 76. As the solar weighted wholesale energy prices reduce or become...

Low carbon generation

Pixie Chart of the week | Community energy in 2018: mixed messages

Community Energy England (CEE), a not-for-profit organisation which is the voice of the community energy sector, launched its State of the Sector 2019 report at an event on 22 June, coinciding with the start of community energy fortnight. Our chart this week illustrates that communities raised £2.3mn in development funding and £40mn...

Energy storage and flexibility

Pixie Chart of the week | Identifying the optimum subsidy for microgrids

In this week's Pixie Chart of the week, we explore a recent study by researchers from the School of Economics and Business Administration at Chongqing University, China. They have identified the optimum coefficient for a government subsidy to rationalise the investment in microgrids, and an increase in the subsidy coefficient leads to greater profits for both...

Commercial and market outlook

Pixie Chart of the week | CARES Publishes Financial Analysis for Renewables Projects

In this week’s Pixie Chart of the week, following the closure of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme to new generation on 31 March 2019, Community and Renewable Energy Scotland (CARES) has produced guidelines to help assess returns for investment in small-scale renewable energy. The CARES Project Viability Modelling Post Feed-in Tariff investigates the economic...

Low carbon generation

Pixie Chart of the week | Q418 Feed-in Tariff mutualisation – assessing the risk

On 13 November Ofgem announced that FiT mutualisation had been triggered, due to a £4.17mn shortfall in the levelisation fund. This is just above the £4.07mn threshold. This equates to an estimated 565GWh supply volume that did not pay into the fund. This is calculated to have an impact of...

Low carbon generation

Chart of the week | The policy gap – can it be met by subsidy-free renewables?

New renewables capacity deployment in the UK is likely to slow with the closure of the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes. This is against a backdrop of the CCC's warning the fourth and fifth carbon budgets will be missed. All while “subsidy-free” renewables struggle to gain traction...

Low carbon generation

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...