Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost to the public purse was of the solar industry feed-in tariff in (a) the UK and (b) London in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 28 October 2015

The Feed-in-Tariff is not financed through the public purse. The cost of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme is paid for through a levy on consumer electricity bills and managed within the Levy Control Framework (LCF).

The table below shows total payments for all technologies under the FITs scheme as reported by Ofgem. Payments made under the FIT scheme are not available by technology, but the majority of deployment is solar photovoltaic. We do not hold this data by region.

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

FIT Total Expenditure

£14,526,123

£151,147,686

£511,137,737

£690,991,283

Below you can find a link to Ofgem’s webpage of Annual Reports:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/feed-tariff-fit-scheme/feed-tariff-reports-and-statistics/annual-reports

Ofgem’s Annual Report reporting generation payments for 2014/15 will be released in the next few months.

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