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Ralpharoo
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« on: July 21, 2016, 09:08:17 AM »

Just had an email from EON about changes to terms and conditions for my FIT contract. 

One of the changes is the requirement to inform them of the addition of any battery storage system:

12.12  You must tell us immediately if you install a battery or storage device to collect and store the electricity your Generation Unit(s) generates. We’ll then ask you to give us more information, which you must give us within ten Working Days. We’ll then determine whether or not the battery or storage device is compliant with FiT scheme rules and acceptable to the Authority. If the battery or storage device doesn’t comply, for any period, with FiT Scheme Rules, you may not qualify to get FiT Payments until it’s rectified.

Anybody else noticed this / like to comment?

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 09:15:21 AM »

EV owners beware?
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 09:29:56 AM »

There are ways of fitting a battery system that complies with the FiT scheme requirements and ways of fitting that do not comply. Basically their main concern is that any power generated only gets metered once, which is reasonable enough.

There is some info on this in the latest OFGEM guidance documents.

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Use of batteries and storage devices

4.29. There are circumstances in which it is acceptable to use a battery or storage device to store the electricity created by a FIT installation. There is a core principle for such cases. This is that the FIT Licensee must be confident that there is no risk that the renewable electricity (generated by the eligible FIT installation) could be mixed with any other electricity before it is metered for the purpose of calculating FIT Payments.

4.30. The list below shows some of the scenarios that would be acceptable to Ofgem under FIT legislation. The list is not exhaustive but it shows some of the existing scenarios that satisfy the criteria above:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2016/05/fits_guidance_for_licensed_electricity_suppliers_v8.1_0.pdf

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 11:08:50 AM »

EV owners beware?

I guess they're looking at clawing back deemed export.

There are some pretty nifty battery systems available that work like an immersun, limiting export (but are a battery system as opposed to stored heat).
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 11:26:42 AM »

Have we got some links to these 'nifty' systems please?
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 09:27:39 PM »

I notice that the soon to be available Growatt SP3000 which is a retrofitted DC coupled battery system also has an additional battery charging facility from your main grid AC supply therefore it would be FIT non compliant if the charging facility (from your grid AC supply) was used.

But would it still be non compliant even if this extra charging function was not used (or disabled) ?

I feel FIT compliance is going to become a minefield with these retrofitted battery systems.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 06:08:26 PM »

Just had an email from EON about changes to terms and conditions for my FIT contract. 

One of the changes is the requirement to inform them of the addition of any battery storage system:

12.12  You must tell us immediately if you install a battery or storage device to collect and store the electricity your Generation Unit(s) generates. We’ll then ask you to give us more information, which you must give us within ten Working Days. We’ll then determine whether or not the battery or storage device is compliant with FiT scheme rules and acceptable to the Authority. If the battery or storage device doesn’t comply, for any period, with FiT Scheme Rules, you may not qualify to get FiT Payments until it’s rectified.

Anybody else noticed this / like to comment?



Hello Ralpharoo

We have made some changes recently to our Terms and Conditions in respect of our FIT schemes. If you need any more details about these, our dedicated FIT teams will be happy to talk to you. Their contact details are on our website and on the correspondence we send out. The latest version of the FIT Terms and Conditions can also be seen on our website.

Malc
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