Media Release: Chief Minister announces closure of Feed-in-Tariff Scheme 14 July 2011
The revised ACT Electricity Feed-in Tariff Scheme which commenced on 12 July 2011 closed at midnight on 13 July 2011.
Overwhelming demand created a situation where the cap available was quickly taken up. This followed the earlier closure of the Micro Generator component of the same Scheme on 31 May 2011.
While renewable energy generators may continue to be installed, new applicants will no longer be eligible for receipt of a feed-in tariff. It is recommended that potential generators contact an electricity supplier to determine the benefits the supplier might be able to offer them for renewable energy generators connected to the electricity network.
Increasing the capacity of existing installations already in receipt of a feed-in tariff
The capacity of these installations can be increased, subject to the usual mandatory inspection process. However 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 will be accounted for in customers’ regular electricity invoices.
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 April 2013.
|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.
Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: 13 22 81