To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2011, Official Report, columns 315-6W, on renewable energy: feed-in tariffs, if he will make it his policy to ensure that all solar PV installations with a commissioning date before 12 December 2011 are eligible for the existing tariff level.
An installation becomes eligible for feed-in tariffs (FITs) from its eligibility date. The term “eligibility date” is defined in condition 33 of the standard conditions of electricity supply licences, and is the latter of either:
(a) the date on which the installation is commissioned; or
(b) the date on which a valid application for FITs has been received by either Ofgem (in the case of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations with a declared net capacity of over 50kW) or a FIT licensee (in the case of solar PV installations with a declared net capacity of up to 50kW).
Our consultation on FITs for solar photovoltaics (PV) proposes that new tariffs will be implemented from