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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of Smart Export Guarantee Tariff that will be necessary to give communities a viable route to market for the electricity they generate from (1) hydro, (2) onshore wind, and (3) solar sources; and what, if any, economic appraisal has been made of the potential (a) economic development, and (b) environmental benefits, of restoring access to the generation markets for community owned generators, following the demise of the Feed-in Tariff scheme.
The Smart Export Guarantee will be a market-based mechanism, with suppliers free to set prices, in line with government’s objective to move towards market pricing. The level of tariffs will be for relevant suppliers to determine, other than a requirement for them to provide a remuneration for exported electricity that is greater than zero at all times of export.
An Impact Assessment for the Smart Export Guarantee was published on 10 June 2019, which also considers the potential impact of this new policy on deployment of low-carbon generation, greenhouse gas emissions and air quality. It is available at the Gov.uk website.