FiT degression caps
The latest position on degression caps (i.e. whether and by how much they have been breached) is usually available on the Ofgem website here but the website is down at the time of writing.
The BHA have pointed out that there is currently only 24kW of the 1.1MW capacity available for this quarter in the sub-100kW FiT band for hydro.
If the maximum band capacity of 1.1MW is reached before the end of March, then a 10% contingent degression would be triggered which would lower the FiT rate for any future new schemes. If you attempt to pre-accredit a scheme which is greater than the remaining capacity you will both trigger the degression and suffer the 10% reduction for your scheme.
If you wait until April when new capacity is available you will only suffer a very small default degression.
Consultation on getting an electricity connection when the network is constrained
Ofgem have published this consultation. We encourage all members to respond since in many places grid constraints present a major obstacle for micro hydropower development
Follow the links here to down the consultation document and appendix
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