How eligible systems can be registered for the Feed-In Tariffs
The register of Tariff-accredited systems is maintained by the Tariffs administrator, Ofgem. The details of the system are provided to Ofgem by the tariff licensees (licensed electricity companies). You will therefore have to choose your FITs Licensee (see the list here). It may be easiest to select your existing electricity supplier, but you don’t have to.
You can yourself collect and supply the information you need. Each Licensee has their own form, but this sample details the information they will need.
There are two alternative registration processes depending on the size of the system:
These need to be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Your MCS installer should be able to advise on how to then register the system for the Feed-In Tariffs.
These are accredited under an alternative process based on the RO accreditation and called ‘ROO-FIT’.
Again, the supplier of your system should be able to advise you on how to register.
The owners of these systems should have received a letter from Ofgem and/or their energy supplier and/or the agent who registered them for the RO. This explains that they will have to leave the RO and move to the FITs.
Owners of existing systems can also get a specialist company to arrange this transfer on their behalf.
Unfortunately, any renewable energy systems that were installed before 15th July 2009 which have not been registered for the Renewables Obligation will not be eligible for the Feed-In Tariffs scheme.
Any systems that were installed after 15th July 2009 are registered in the same way as new systems, as explained above. The tariffs will only be paid on energy generated after April 1st 2010 – the official commencement of the FITs.