SSE pays out £705,000 over Feed-in Tariff misreporting

27 Feb 2019 02:57 PM

SSE will pay over £705,000 to the FIT levelisation fund and in redress after overstating to Ofgem the costs it incurred through making FIT payments to eligible low carbon generators.

As a result, the supplier received £4.07 million more in payments from the annual levelisation fund than it was entitled to.

SSE reported the error to Ofgem and has paid back the overpayment.

The supplier has agreed to pay a further £455,705 in interest to the FIT levelisation fund.

It has also agreed to pay £250,000 to Ofgem’s voluntary redress scheme to help support vulnerable customers.

An independent audit has been carried out to identify the causes of the error.

It recommended actions to improve SSE’s FIT reporting processes and reduce the risk of future non-compliance, which SSE is currently implementing.

SSE must now report to Ofgem the outcomes of the changes.

Ofgem has now closed this compliance case without taking enforcement action, taking into account the steps SSE has taken to address its failings and the redress it has agreed to pay.

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