Feed-in Tariff

 

What is the Feed-in Tariff?

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is a Government scheme to encourage people to generate their own low-carbon energy.

As well as saving by generating your own electricity, we'll also pay you for the electricity you generate. The scheme is also sometimes referred to as Clean Energy Cashback.

British Gas is a mandatory Feed-in Tariff licensee.

How does the Feed-in Tariff work?

You're paid for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity you generate from a renewable or low-carbon source, such as solar PV (photovoltaic), even if you use it. You can also be paid extra for the electricity you don't use, as it'll be fed into the National Grid.

FiT means you could be paid for the next 20 years for the electricity you generate from a renewable source. And remember, any payments are in addition to the savings you'll make by not having to buy all your electricity from your supplier.

Your FiT payments are made quarterly, providing you give us regular meter readings.

For the latest tariff rates, see these tables from Ofgem.

Is my business eligible for the Feed-in Tariff?

You can sign up to the FiT scheme if you're:

  • A customer who produces their own electricity from a renewable source and has a product with British Gas business

OR

  • A customer of an energy supplier who isn't a Feed-in Tariff licensee

Your installation must be:

  • Smaller than 5MW capacity
  • Accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or ROO FIT
  • On the Ofgem central FiT register

How do I register for the Feed-in Tariff?

You can register for FiT by filling out our application form (PDF, 125kb).

Once you've filled the form in, email it to customer.service@contactus.britishgas.co.uk with all the necessary documents scanned and attached.
Or you can post your form and documents to:

Feed-in Tariff
Winnall Down
Alresford Road
Winchester
Hampshire SO21 1FP

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