Feed-in Tariff Scheme
Media Release: Chief Minister announces closure of Feed-in-Tariff Scheme 14 July 2011
Despite the closure of the Scheme, renewable energy generators may continue to be installed in the ACT. It is recommended those people considering installing a generator contact an electricity supplier to determine the benefits the supplier might be able to offer for renewable energy generators connected to the electricity network. Electricity suppliers operating in the ACT can be located at:
Increasing the capacity of an existing installation already in receipt of a feed-in tariff
While the capacity of an installation can potentially be increased, doing so might have implications for a related feed-in tariff contract and/or the ability of a supplier to account for the amount of eligible electricity generated. The increased capacity will not be eligible for receipt of a feed-in tariff. Similarly to new applicants mentioned above, it is recommended an electricity supplier be contacted to discuss the manner in which the proposed total generating capacity may be accounted for in customers’ electricity invoices.
Purchasing a property with a solar installation already eligible for the Feed-in Tariff Scheme
Under Section 11 of the Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008, the new owner of a property with an existing eligible installation under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme should be entitled to a feed-in tariff for the remaining portion of the original 20 year feed-in tariff term. It is recommended prospective purchasers confirm this arrangement with the electricity supplier they intend to enter into a contract with for the property.
Rental properties with a solar installation already eligible for the Feed-in Tariff Scheme
A feed-in tariff contract is usually aligned with an electricity supply contract. Lessees of properties are encouraged to liaise with the property owner in relation to electricity supply and related feed-in tariff contracts.
Monthly update of installations
As required under the Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008, the following information has been provided by ActewAGL Distribution for the connection of renewable energy generators for the month of February 2014
|No. of applications rec’d||No. of new connections||Total no. of connections to date
||Total capacity connected to date|
This data will be updated on a monthly basis.
New connections reflected above predominantly relate to customers availing themselves of the ActewAGL Retail Solar Buyback scheme.
Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: 13 22 81