What date is my FIT eligibility date?
The Department of Energy and Climate Change, now known as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced the outcome of its review of Feed-in Tariffs on 17 December 2015.
As a result of this review the Feed-in Tariff Scheme was paused for 3 weeks from the 15 January to 7 February 2016 (inclusive). This meant we were not able to register applications with Ofgem until at least the 31 March 2016.
We are now able to register applications with Ofgem and if we receive your application form during an open tariff period (and your installation(s) falls within this period) you will hear from us within four weeks to confirm that we have registered your application. At this stage we will tell you the date on which you will be eligible for FIT payments from and at what FIT rate.
Please bear in mind 18 December 2018, the government announced their decision to close the FIT scheme to new applicants from 1 April 2019. Any applications for full accreditation which we receive on or before 31 March 2019 are unaffected by the closure of the FIT scheme. For any applications received after the 31 March 2019 but before the 1 April 2020, the installation must have been accredited prior to the 31 March 2019 and have an MCS certificate which was issued on or before 31 March 2019 to be eligible for the FIT scheme.
Please ensure that you keep a record of your generation meter reading and where applicable export readings on the 1st of each month following you sending us your application form, we will contact you for a meter reading when we come to register your application. If the application form is incomplete, we will return it to you and ask you to re-apply.
If you have any queries about the above please refer to www.ofgem.gov.uk/FITS