The UK government announced yesterday that pre-accreditation for renewable energy installations will no longer be possible from the end of this month, so the FIT rate applying to a project is the rate in force when it is commissioned.
A consultation process is currently underway to inform the government’s decision on how much and when to reduce the rate of feed-in tariff payments (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-a-review-of-the-feed-in-tariff-scheme); this states that their preferred option is a drastic reduction, to be implemented next January.
Ecodyn (and everyone else involved in renewable energy) is submitting a response to the consultation exercise suggesting that this would be a very bad idea. (Apart from anything else, the “research” on which their figures are based is incompetent.) However, it seems likely that they will do whatever they want, regardless of what anyone else might think.
If you have a project with planning and grid (and it’s over 50kW), you should pre-accredit it before the end of this month. If you can’t do this, you should get it installed before Christmas and if you can’t do that, depending on the capacity of your project you could be looking at a cut in FIT level for generation of 67%.