We pay you to make electricity

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In our mission to help our customers save money and be more energy efficient we're a supplier of the government’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme.

Introduced in 2010, the FIT scheme pays homeowners to make their own energy from renewable sources such as solar power, wind turbines and hydropower. The scheme is part of the government’s target to produce 15% of the UK’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Once you have your own generation equipment installed, our FIT scheme pays you for every kWh of electricity you make from your renewable generator. For information on the tariff rates for the FIT scheme, please visit Ofgem’s website.

If you're a First Utility customer but have already registered for the FIT scheme with another supplier, you're not required to transfer your FIT to First Utility. However if you still want to switch your FIT you can find our switching suppliers form here. If you want to discuss switching with us us please email feedintariffs@first-utility.com or call us on 01926 328006 Monday to Friday.

New application to join the scheme

Was your technology commissioned before 15th January 2016? If your application wasn’t received by us or any other supplier by 31st March 2016, it can’t be part of the FIT scheme. Unfortunately this means you won’t receive payment from the FIT scheme.

If you'd like to be paid to make your own energy and to sell some of it back to the electricity grid, it’s easy to register for the scheme.

Simply follow these steps.

Step 1 - Read the small print

Please read the Feed In Tariff terms and conditions before you take part in the scheme

Step 2 - Fill in the application form

Download and complete the Generator Agreement form

  • Ensure that you fully complete the Generator Agreement form
  • When we receive a fully completed Generator Agreement form and MCS Certificate we'll contact you for a generation meter read
  • All documentation stated on page one of the Generator Agreement form is forwarded to the FIT team to register the technology with Ofgem
  • Scan and email this form back to us at feedintariffs@first-utility.com or pop it in the post

Remember: We'll contact you once we have received the relevant documentation for a generation meter read.

Step 3 - Adding you to the register

When we receive all of this documentation we'll add you to the central FIT register

Step 4 - Your Feed-in Tariff plan
We'll send you a FIT plan along with our Statement of Feed In Tariff terms. Read these carefully, sign and return to us. Once we receive these we can start making payments to you.
Step 5 - Start receiving payment

After Ofgem accepts your registration and you've returned your signed Statement of Feed-in Tariff terms, payments will be made to you each quarter, subject to you sending us valid meter readings.

Once your FIT is set up
We'll send an email reminder to you every quarter to submit an accurate meter reading.

Further information

Thinking of applying?

You can return all forms to us

Email :feedintariffs@first-utility.com

Post your forms to us at:
Feed In Tariffs scheme
Columbus House
Westwood Way
Westwood Business Park

Please note: the scheme will be changing for new registrations, click here for more information.

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