FIT consultation - Regen SW's response

The DECC consultation on the removal of pre-accreditation under the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) closed yesterday. We are encouraged that so many members and stakeholders have taken the time to respond to this important proposed change. Our response focused on:

  • evidence for the importance of retaining pre-accreditation under the FIT
  • results from our community energy impact survey showing £19.1 million of investment and 24MW of community energy capacity is at risk.

You can see a copy of our consultation response here.

Industry is now awaiting the periodic Feed-in Tariff (FIT) review, which is due to come out for consultation in late August/early September and is expected to run for eight weeks.  As mentioned in previous member updates, we are running an event on 1 October to provide members with the opportunity to voice their responses to the consultation. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Gareth Redmond, head of the renewables programme team, DECC and address some of the key questions that industry and community groups may have.  Responses from the day will also guide our consultation response. Event and booking details are provided below:

FIT Review members’ forum
1 October 2015
TLT Bristol Office
2pm – 5.30pm

Book here

We have also started a campaign to highlight the benefits the FIT has delivered, using the strong community support for renewables we have built – with focus particularly on backbench MP’s. Some members have offered to provide funding to enable us to increase our efforts and we would be interested to hear from any other members who may also wish to support our campaign.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss how you can help ensure there is a strong positive voice for our industry.

25 November 2015, Assembly Rooms Bath

Many of you attended Renewable Futures and the Green Energy Awards in 2014 and we are looking for nominations for this years awards. Please email us any ideas you have for the below categories.

2015 Award Categories

  • Most Proactive Public Sector Body
  • Best Renewable Energy Scheme
  • Installer or Supplier of the Year
  • South West Sustainable Energy Champion
  • Best Business Innovation
  • Best Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • Best Community Initiative