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Feed In Tariff Rates

Rates used for Feed In Tariff valuations on this website.
NB I am still in the process of adding the various rates into this table. It is not yet complete!

Stations accredited under the Feed In Tariff scheme are paid a set rate for

  • every MWh of electricity they produce
  • every MWh of electricity they export to the grid

In order to determine the rate that will be applied to generated electricity, it is necessary to

  1. Determine the technology used
  2. Find the capacity band that is applicable
  3. Check the eligible date for the station
  4. Use the date of generation to find the rate

The rates vary depending on the capacity of the installation and it's eligibility date. This site assumes that the Ofgem commission date is the same as the eligibility date, though this may not always be the case.

Details of the rates can be found on the Ofgem website.

The scheme has run since 2010 and the following "years" are used in the following tables.

Year First Date Last Date
Year 1 1st Apr 2010 31st Mar 2011
Year 2 1st Apr 2011 31st Mar 2012
Year 3 1st Apr 2012 31st Mar 2013
Year 4 1st Apr 2013 31st Mar 2014
Year 5 1st Apr 2014 31st Mar 2015
Year 6 1st Apr 2015 31st Mar 2016
Year 7 1st Apr 2016 31st Mar 2017
2016/17 Quarter 1 1st Apr 2016 30th Jun 2016
2016/17 Quarter 2 1st Jul 2016 30th Sep 2016
2016/17 Quarter 3 1st Oct 2016 31st Dec 2016
2016/17 Quarter 4 1st Jan 2017 31st Mar 2017
Tariff Description Installed Capacity (kW) Eligibility Period (inclusive) Stations Year Rate (£/MWh)
Min Max From To
Anaerobic digestion 250 1 Apr 2010 29 Sep 2011 0 Year 1 121.00
Year 2 121.00
Year 3 147.00
Year 4 130.90
Anaerobic digestion 250 30 Sep 2011 31 Mar 2014 0 Year 2 140.00
Year 3 147.00
Year 4 151.60
Anaerobic digestion 251 500 1 Apr 2014 30 Sep 2014 1 Year 5 117.00
Hydro 16 100 1 Apr 2010 31 Mar 2014 79 Year 1 187.00
Year 2 187.00
Year 3 196.00
Year 4 202.10
Year 5 207.60
Hydro 16 100 1 Oct 2014 31 Mar 2015 1 Year 5 177.50
Year 6 180.30
Onshore Wind 16 100 1 Apr 2010 31 Mar 2012 93 Year 1 265.00
Year 2 265.00
Year 3 265.00
Year 4 273.20
Year 5 280.60
Onshore Wind 16 100 1 Apr 2012 30 Nov 2012 223 Year 3 254.00
Year 4 261.90
Year 5 269.00
Onshore Wind 16 100 1 Dec 2012 31 Mar 2014 234 Year 3 210.00
Year 4 216.50
Year 5 222.30
Onshore Wind 16 100 1 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015 172 Year 5 177.80
Onshore Wind 101 500 1 Apr 2010 30 Nov 2012 88 Year 5 218.10
Onshore Wind 101 500 1 Dec 2012 31 Mar 2014 106 Year 5 185.30
Onshore Wind 101 500 1 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015 192 Year 5 148.20
Onshore Wind 501 1,500 1 Apr 2010 30 Nov 2012 26 Year 1 104.00
Year 2 104.00
Year 3 104.00
Year 4 107.20
Year 5 110.10
Onshore Wind 501 1,500 1 Dec 2012 31 Mar 2014 6 Year 5 100.50
Onshore Wind 501 1,500 1 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015 11 Year 5 80.40
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Apr 2010 2 Mar 2012 0 Year 1 329.00
Year 2 345.00
Year 3 345.00
Year 4 355.70
Year 5 365.30
Year 6 371.10
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 3 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2012 0 Year 2 152.00
Year 3 152.00
Year 4 156.70
Year 5 160.90
Year 6 163.50
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Apr 2012 31 Jul 2012 0 Year 3 122.00
Year 4 125.80
Year 5 129.20
Year 6 131.30
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Aug 2012 31 Oct 2012 0 Year 3 121.50
Year 4 125.30
Year 5 128.70
Year 6 130.80
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Nov 2012 30 Jun 2013 0 Year 3 117.30
Year 4 117.30
Year 5 120.50
Year 6 122.40
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Jul 2013 31 Dec 2013 0 Year 4 113.10
Year 5 116.20
Year 6 118.10
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 0 Year 5 113.10
Year 6 114.90
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Apr 2014 31 Dec 2014 0 Year 5 109.20
Year 6 110.90
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 11 50 1 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2015 0 Year 5 105.40
Year 6 105.40
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 51 100 1 Apr 2010 31 Jul 2011 0 Year 1 329.00
Year 2 329.00
Year 3 345.00
Year 4 355.70
Year 5 365.30
Year 6 371.10
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 51 150 1 Aug 2011 2 Mar 2012 0 Year 2 190.00
Year 3 199.00
Year 4 205.20
Year 5 210.70
Year 6 214.10
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 51 150 3 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2012 0 Year 2 190.00
Year 3 129.00
Year 4 133.00
Year 5 136.60
Year 6 138.80
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 51 150 1 Apr 2012 31 Jul 2012 0 Year 3 103.50
Year 4 106.20
Year 5 109.10
Year 6 110.80
Solar Photovoltaic (other than stand alone) 101 150 1 Apr 2010 31 Jul 2011 0 Year 1 307.00
Year 2 307.00
Year 3 322.00
Year 4 332.00
Year 5 341.00
Year 6 346.50
Eligibility Period (inclusive) # of Stations Year Rate (£/MWh)
From To
1 Apr 2010 30 Nov 2012 513 Year 1 31.00
Year 2 31.00
Year 3 32.00
Year 4 33.00
Year 5 33.90
Year 6 34.40
Year 7 34.80
1 Dec 2012 780 Year 3 32.00
Year 4 46.40
Year 5 47.70
Year 6 48.50
Year 7 49.10
  • Where there is a Higher, Middle and Lower rate for a tariff, I have used the Middle rate as there is no easy way to determine which rate a given station will be eligible for.