Feed-in tariff FAQs
What is the Feed-in Tariff?
The Feed-in Tariff is a Government initiative in which you will be paid for every (kWh) of electricity you generate from a renewable source.
How do I know if I can sign up for the Government's Feed-in Tariff through Sainsbury's Energy?
You can sign up if you are one of the following:
- An eligible energy customer who produces their own electricity from a renewable source i.e. if you generate your own electricity through a solar PV system.
- An energy customer of a supplier who does not have to pay the Feed-in Tariff. If you're unsure, ask your supplier.
How long does the Feed-in Tariff last for?
You could be paid for at least the next 20 years for electricity generated from a renewable source - 25 years for solar energy.
How do I know if my installation is eligible for the Feed-in Tariff?
You are eligible if your renewable source installation is smaller than 5MW capacity, your installation is accredited by the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), you already receive or have registered to receive Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROC's) and your installation is on the Ofgem central Feed-in Tariff register.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible, give us a call and we can help advise.
How do I register for the Feed-in Tariff?
Your electricity supplier can advise you if you are eligible and help you register. To find out about registering with Sainsbury's Energy call 0800 077 3833.
How do I receive my Feed-in Tariff payments?
Once we have checked you are eligible we will send you a Feed-in Tariff contract. You will be paid quarterly, providing you supply us with regular meter readings.
The contract is subject to change by law at any time.
How much will I be paid for generating electricity and for exporting my surplus to the National Grid?
It depends on your type of installation. You can call us on 0800 077 3833 for more information.
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