Ofgem orders Solarplicity to pay Feed-in Tariff generators

10 May 2019 01:42 PM

Solarplicity has been issued with a provisional order by Ofgem to pay outstanding money owed to Feed-in Tariff (FIT) generators.

The FIT scheme is a government programme designed to promote the uptake of renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies.

The scheme requires participating licensed electricity suppliers to make payments on both generation and export from eligible installations.

Ofgem understands that Solarplicity failed to pay a number of FIT generators despite receiving FIT levelisation payments which should allow them to do so.

FIT generators are likely to suffer from financial harm as a result of this and the non-payments could undermine the integrity of the FIT scheme itself. 

As part of the provisional order, Solarplicity must:

The provisional order will remain in place for up to three months, unless it is confirmed. 

Anthony Pygram, director of conduct and enforcement, recently said:

“Not paying FIT generators will impact their finances and affect their viability, which is why we are taking swift action to ensure that Solarplicity makes the payments due.

“Suppliers must comply with their obligations and if they do not, ultimately we can take steps to revoke their licence.”

Ofgem is currently consulting on confirming a provisional order issued to Solarplicity in February 2019, ordering the supplier to make customer service improvements.

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