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 made to generators who are registered on the Feed-in Tariff are managed by their FiT supplier - if you have FiT with Good Energy, that’s us!

Here’s how it works:

  1. We collect your generation data: We send a reminder to all our FiT customers to submit their quarterly meter reading before the end of each quarter – that’s March, June, September and December. We’ll check the reading you’ve given us against what we expect for the generation system and get in touch directly if we need to.
  2. We submit a payment claim: We’ll make a payment claim – this is also known as a ‘levelisation’ claim – on our FiT customer’s behalf to a fund managed centrally by Ofgem. The deadline to submit this claim is usually around two weeks after the end of the quarter.
  3. Ofgem invoices us: Ofgem invoices us, the FiT supplier, for our share of the cost of these payments. All energy suppliers have to pay a contribution into the fund proportionate to their share of UK electricity customers. This usually happens around four weeks after the end of the quarter.
  4. Ofgem pays us: After this, they’ll send payments for suppliers that we pass on to our FiT generators. This usually happens around six weeks after the end of each quarter.
  5. We pay you - our FIT generators: It’s then over to us to process the FiT payments from Ofgem and pass the payments on to our FiT customers. This usually takes place around eight weeks after the end of each quarter.

 

Here is a handy diagram to help visualise the process:

 

Good Energy's 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*
1 Jan - 31 March 2017 20 March 2017 19 May 2017 Around 2 weeks later*

* We will pay you as soon as we can, but this date might change depending on when we receive funds from Ofgem

 

For more information about our payment process, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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 our customer care team on 0800 254 0000.  

If we don’t have your bank details, your FiT payment may be delayed.

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