Community Energy Feed in Tariff Workshop
On behalf of the Scottish Government and DECC, we wish to invite you to a stakeholder workshop on the current DECC consultation into support for community energy projects under the Feed-in Tariffs Scheme.
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.
DECC want to see communities benefiting from ownership of renewables projects. The consultation details proposals 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 also be providing an update on its 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
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.
More details of the event can be found but as places are limited it is essential to book your place in advance. You can register for this event at https://communityenergyprojectsworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
1st July, Europa Building Glasgow, 10:30-14:30