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The Smart Export Guarantee Order 2019 (SI 2019/1005)

16 July 2019

Comes into force: Articles 2 and 5 come into force on 1st October 2019. Remainder of this Order comes into force on 1st January 2020.
Jurisdiction: England, Scotland, Wales

This Order introduces the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) which instructs large electricity suppliers to pay generators of small-scale low-carbon electricity, when they export it to the grid. This is to support the renewable energy industry.

It partially replaces the Feed-In Tariffs (FIT) scheme, which ended in March 2019.

Electricity suppliers
Electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 domestic customers are required to offer a price for the surplus electricity supplied to the grid by low-carbon electricity generators. The price is set at above 0 pence per kWh, provided that the amount exported is metered and registered for settlement. A set price is not prescribed.

Remuneration applies to low-carbon generators with a maximum capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) of total installed capacity.

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