In January the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published A consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee. After the Feed-In Tariffs consultation last year the Government ignored our views and similar responses from others. The new proposals go some way to mitigate the ending of Feed-in Tariff and the associated very unfair ending of export payments.
Members of the Esk Energy team feel that the possibility of zero payments per kWh under the new scheme and the immediate necessity of having smart meters that can measure both exports and imports from the start are concerns. We have submitted our views and hope that they will help in developing a workable scheme that will allow community energy groups, schools and individual householders to continue to help with generating renewable energy and reducing the impacts of climate change.