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A Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is an incentive structure legislated by the Government to encourage the adoption of renewable energy in the UK.
For more information and advice on Feed-in Tariffs you can contact our FiT Bureau on 0800 975 0502* (Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 8am - 2pm).
Since the start of the FiT Scheme a number of consultations by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have resulted in changes to the scheme, which include a reduction in the tariff levels.
For information on these changes visit the DECC website. For Feed-in Tariff Scheme tariff tables visit Ofgem.
If you have an MCS accredited installation, your Eligibility Date will be the date we receive your completed application form and supporting documents.
Your Eligibility Date determines which FiT tariff you'll be entitled to, as well as the date you're eligible to be paid from. If any of the documents required to register your installation are incomplete or missing, this may affect your Eligibility Date.
If you are applying for a Solar PV installation, in order to secure the higher FiT Generation Tariff you must provide a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of grade D or above or confirmation of exemption.
If we receive your completed application form and supporting documents via post within 5 working days of your commissioning date, we will pay you from your opening generation meter reading confirmed on your MCS certificate.
In order for us to accept your application, one of the below scenarios must apply to you:
If your electricity is supplied by British Gas, Npower, Scottish Power, EDF, EON or a company who is also classed as a Mandatory FiT licensee, we will not accept your application. Please contact your electricity supplier to register you onto the FiT Scheme.
We'll send you a further letter requesting your first meter reading. We'll process your payment and we'll send a statement, which will provide the next date your reading is due.
The quickest way to send us your meter readings is by using our online meter reading form. If you have any queries regarding the FiT Scheme please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 975 0502*.
1) Please read our FiT terms and conditions and ensure you are happy with them before completing your application form.
PDF file: FiT Terms and Conditions (31KB)
2) Please fill in the following application form and return it to us with your MCS certificate and proof of ownership of your equipment i.e. invoice.
PDF file: Feed-in Tariff application form (3.23MB)
Please email the completed form to email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can post it to us at:SSEFiT BureauEastern Business ParkWern Fawr LaneSt MellonsCardiffCF3 5EA
3) For further information on the Feed-in Tariff scheme and answers to some frequently asked questions please see the following leaflet which was produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
PDF file: Feed-in Tariff Information and FAQs (502KB)
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By generating your own renewable electricity you’re taking on climate change and joining the UK’s carbon reduction target.
Generating your own electricity puts you in control of your energy costs. The Feed-in Tariff will earn you money for at least 20 years.
For the full Government tariff levels visit Ofgem's website.
Keep informed about any changes by DECC and Ofgem that may affect your Feed-in Tariff. You can also view Ofgem's FiT newsletter.
Energy Saving Trust
Department of Energy and Climate Change
PDF file: DECC FiT complaints process leaflet (467KB)
PDF file: DECC FiT complaints process paper (246KB)
You can enter your quarterly meter readings for your Generation and Export meter (if applicable) using our online form. Alternatively, you can provide your meter readings by telephone on 0800 072 3933*.
This facility is to be used to provide your readings to enable us to pay you, please DO NOT use this to submit your start meter readings.
SWALEC is a trading name of:
SSE Energy Supply Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 03757502 (Supply of Electricity, Home Phone, Broadband and Feed in Tariffs);
Southern Electric Gas Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 02716495 (Supply of Gas);
SSE Water Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 06021063 (Supply of Water);
SSE Home Services Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC292102 (Heating & Wiring, Shield Care & Servicing, Heating & Electrical Installations & Eco);
SSE Energy Solutions Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC386054(Energy Efficiency Installations & Insulation Products);
SSE Green Deal Provider Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC432920(Green Deal scheme)
All members of the SSE Group
The Registered Office of SSE Energy Supply Limited, Southern Electric Gas Limited and SSE Water Limited is 55 Vastern Road Reading Berkshire RG1 8BU
The Registered Office of SSE Home Services Limited, SSE Energy Solutions Limited and SSE Green Deal Provider Limited is Inveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ