The Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Order 2020

Jurisdiction: England, Scotland, Wales

Commencement: 30th September 2020 

Amends: The Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012 (SI 2012/2782) as amended

Mini Summary

The Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012 (SI 2012/2782) as amended makes requirements for Feed in Tariffs. They set the maximum capacity for small scale low carbon electricity generation for Feed in Tariffs. The Regulations provide for the accreditation of installations, the operations of the registry and general administrative functions.


This amendment order provides extensions for certain small-scale renewable electricity generators to apply for accreditation under the Feed-In Tariffs scheme (“FIT scheme”) and comes into force on 30th September 2020. This is due to potential delays in commissioning projects due to the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.  

ROO-FIT scale installations, whose preliminary accreditation validity period would have ended on or after 1st March 2020 and Microgeneration Certification Scheme scale community energy installations that pre-registered between 1st March 2019 and 31st March 2019 are given an additional 12 months to commission and apply for accreditation 

The time period to commission and apply for accreditations for these installations are now as follows: 

  • ROO-FIT scale hydro installations are given 36 months to commission and apply for accreditation; 
  • ROO-FIT scale community hydro installations are given 42 months to commission and apply for accreditation; 
  • Microgeneration Certification Scheme scale community energy installations (solar installations with a capacity of 50kW or less) are given 24 months to commission and apply for accreditation; 
  • ROO-FIT scale community energy installations (solar installations with a capacity of over 50kW) are given 24 months to commission and apply for accreditation; and 
  • ROO-FIT scale wind installations with a net capacity over 50kW and anaerobic digestion installations are given 24 months to commission and apply for accreditation 


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