Been doing some digging as this has got me seriously wound up!!
It is indeed up to Ofgem to administer the finer details, based on the order published by the D.E.C.C. Ofgem have published an FIT Guidance documents for electricty companies. You can read it here
I found 3 interesting bits on the subject being discussed here:
- page 30, paragraph 4.11: "...FIT Licensees are obliged to pay FIT Generators, or Nominated Recipients, for every kWh electricity generated by the eligible installation, at the appropriate tariff rate"
- page 33, paragraph 4.28: "payments are accrued by a FIT generator, or Nominated Recipients, from the Eligibility date"
- page 37, paragraph 6.1: " the eligibility date is the date on which an installation becomes available for FIT payments. It is the later of:
1)receipt by Ofgem of a ROO-FIT accreditation application or receipt by a FIT licensee of an application for a MCS certified accreditation and registration
3)the launch of the FIT scheme 01/04/10"
So the question is do we fall under "receipt by a FIT licensee of an application for a MCS certified accreditation and registration" when we send the application form to the electricity company???