BEIS launch consultation on a 12-month FIT extension.
After 3 months of sustained lobbying by the BHA, BEIS have now published their proposals for hydropower installations with initial accreditation deadlines falling on or after 1 October 2020 on the 19 June.
The details are at this link
www.gov.uk/government/consultations/feed-in-tariffs-scheme-accreditation-deadlines-proposed-changes and we encourage all members to respond by the deadline of the 17 July.
BEIS propose to give hydropower projects whose current validity periods end after 30 September a 12-month extension, as the BHA have been requesting of them since mid-March.
This is excellent news for at least BHA 70 member’s schemes which total 39 MW with an associated investment value of £168M.
BEIS are also seeking views on whether the deadlines for projects in scope of the previous emergency SI (i.e. with initial validity periods ending 1 March – 30 September) need to be extended further.
We are very pleased that BEIS have listened carefully our request for this 12-month extension and those affected members can now continue planning their schemes with confidence and in the knowledge they will benefit from the additional 12 months.