Fresh mechanisms will be required to ensure that new decentralised generation is visible on the grid once the feed-in tariff (FIT) regime ends this March, an event heard last week. A seminar held by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) on Friday (1 February) to discuss its “Open Networks” project heard calls for the increasingly decentralised energy system to be optimised by incentivising households and businesses to register new small-scale renewable devices. Those who export electricity onto the grid from their domestic solar panels must currently register with Ofgem in order to receive payments. But the export payments are due to be wound up at the end of March, meaning this registration mechanism will disappear.
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