Come along and have your say next week when DECC will lead a workshop about the new proposals for the community energy feed in tarrif.
The aim of the workshop is to seek Scotland’s community energy stakeholders’ views on the measures proposed in the consultation from. We hope this workshop will help you decide how you want to respond to the consultation. Your views and the evidence you provide will also form the basis of the Scottish Government’s formal response to the consultation.
More details of the event can be found below but as places are limited it is essential to book in advance by Friday 27th June. You can register for this event at https://communityenergyprojectsworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
This workshop will be held on 01 July 2014 at Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LG from 10.30 am-14:30 pm (light lunch included)
The workshop will be led by DECC and hosted in partnership with Scottish Government, Local Energy Scotland and Community Energy Scotland.
DECC want to see communities benefiting from ownership of renewables projects. The consultation details proposes to increase the maximum capacity for community anaerobic digestion, hydro, onshore wind and solar PV projects from 5MW to 10MW under the FITs scheme, and whether more can be done to allow grants to be combined with FITs payments for community projects. The consultation also discusses definitions for eligible community organisations and ownership models. DECC will be providing an update on it's wider Community Energy work as well as developments relating to shared ownership.
DECC require clear and robust cost evidence to decide how to progress proposals to increase the maximum capacity under the FITs scheme from 5 to 10 MW and to better understand whether community energy groups face significantly greater installation costs than the standardised costs on which the FIT rates are calculated.
Find all relevant consultation documentation here, with a closing date for consultation responses on 07 July 2014.
- Part A sets out the background information and explains the importance of community energy and sets out the current financial support, costs and interdependency
- Part B seeks views on proposals for increasing the maximum specified capacity ceiling for eligible community projects under the FITs scheme from 5MW to 10MW
- Part C of the consultation looks at how DECC might change their policy to enable community energy groups to combine FITs and grants
Can more be done to allow grants and FiTs for community energy projects? Have your say on 1st July!