Our Feed-in Tariff
The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) is a payment made to those choosing to generate their own renewable electricity.
Helping people and businesses to generate their own electricity is at the heart of what Good Energy does. It’s the foundation on which we see a 100% renewable UK being built.
That’s why Good Energy pioneered rewards for renewable generators a decade ago and supports a growing community of them across the country. The introduction of the government Feed-in Tariff scheme in April 2010 has encouraged thousands more people to start generating their own green electricity. In this section you can find all the information you need to apply for the Feed-in Tariff with Good Energy, as well as details of the FIT payment process.
If you’d like to apply for the Feed-in Tariff for a renewable generation system that you’ve recently installed, please download the application form below that best describes the renewable energy system you have in your home or business.
Important changes to the Feed-in Tariffs scheme
On 17 December 2015 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced some important changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme. You can find out more about these changes through our FAQs . Full details of the changes are available on the government’s Ofgem website.
How the FIT payment process works
Payments to generators who are registered on the Feed-in Tariff are managed by energy supplier companies.
Here’s how it works.
- Good Energy collects meter readings from generators
- Good Energy submits payment claim to Ofgem
- Ofgem pays Good Energy
- Good Energy pays generators
This total process takes around two months to complete and payments are made to generators as soon as they’ve been process and are available.
FIT payment timetable
|Quarterly period||Generator meter reading deadline||Ofgem pays Good Energy||Good Energy pays generators|
|1 July–30 Sep 2016||20 Sep 2016||15 Nov 2016||Around 2 weeks later*|
|1 Oct–31 Dec 2016||19 Dec 2016||15 Feb 2017||Around 2 weeks later*|
* We will pay you as soon as we can, but this date may change depending on when we receive funds from Ofgem
Information for existing FIT customers
In order to process your FIT payments we need your bank details. If you haven’t already given us your bank details, please contact us at FIT@goodenergy.co.uk and a member of the team will be in touch.
If we don’t have your bank details, your FIT payments may be delayed.
FIT payment FAQs
Why does it take two months for my payment to be processed?
Good Energy makes payments to generators once we have received payment from Ofgem from the levelisation fund. We process payments as quickly as we can once we have received the money from Ofgem.
When can I submit my FIT readings?
You can submit a FIT meter reading at any time. We’ll use the most recent meter reading from you to submit your FIT payment claim. Submit a FIT reading online, or find out more about our meter reading mobile app.
I sent in my application months ago and haven’t been asked for a meter reading yet. Why is this?
You’ll only be asked for a meter reading if you’ve been registered on the Feed-in Tariff by Ofgem. If you haven’t received your letter confirming that your generator has been registered, this means there are still outstanding queries on your application which have prevented it from being registered.
As soon as you receive confirmation that you have been registered, you can start sending meter reading requests to us each quarter. However, you’ll still receive payments from the eligibility date stated on your application.
It may be that you’re not receiving Good Energy’s email read requests for some other reason, so you should send us your FIT meter reading before the end of each quarter even if you haven’t heard from us.
Feed-in tariff terms and conditions pdf 80KB
Feed-in tariff application for household solar under 30kW pdf 133KB
Feed-in tariff application for other types of energy and solar above 30kW pdf 91KB
Feed-in tariff change of ownership application.pdf pdf 120KB
Feed-in Tariff switch application.pdf pdf 119KB
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