Feed In Tariffs

Information on payments for renewable electricity in the UK. Infrequently updated


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Why are they called ‘feed-in’ tariffs?

Good question! This sort of tariff was first introduced in Germany in the 1990s and it applied only to power which was "fed in" to the electricity grid, hence the name. The tariffs in the UK apply to all the electricity the system produces, whether it is used on site or fed back in to the grid, so the name is actually a misnomer (they are really 'production tariffs').

What is renewable electricity?

It is power produced from a sustainable source such as solar, wind, or biomass. Electricity from fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas or from nuclear stations is not renewable.

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