Government U Turn on Payments for Exported Renewable Energy

With the closure of the Feed-in tariff scheme for new installations of solar panels in March 2019, it was thought that future exports of electricity from new home installations from April 2019 would have to be provided free. However the Government have U-turned following fierce criticism and are now consulting on the Smart Export Guarantee. Under the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), government would legislate for suppliers to remunerate small-scale low-carbon generators for the electricity they export to the grid.

A new consultation has just been published which closes on the 5th March 2019.