On Monday 30th March, BEIS laid The Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020. The explanatory memorandum extends the final accreditation date. The scheme is closed but other technologies including Anaerobic Digestion (with a declared net capacity over 50kW) still had time to accredit.
Amendment Purpose: To provide small-scale renewable electricity generators with extra time to apply for accreditation under the Feed-In Tariffs scheme following unavoidable delays in commissioning their projects caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Amendment: This new legislation offers an extension until 30 September specifically targeted at projects that are likely to miss deadlines falling in the period 1 March – 31 March 2020 due to the impact of the Coronavirus. It also offers a six month extension to projects whose deadlines fall in the period 1 April – 30 September 2020. Further extensions may be considered if they are necessary.
For further information on this change and to raise other issues you are facing please contact the ADBA team. The Policy and Regulation team are in regular meetings with the EA, NRW, DEFRA and BEIS alongside other regulators and departments.