The progress to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan demonstrates the clear commitment made by the Government. However, there remain significant further reforms required.
This briefing explains the barriers to market solutions for small-scale installations and explains in simple terms an alternative solution which is now needed urgently.
We see it as important that export HHS is included within the remit of the market-wide HHS reforms being proposed. Both the benefits of doing so as well as the negatives of it not being included would significantly impact the industry.
We agree with many elements of the assessment as set out by Baringa Partners LLP (2018) of the case for change to network access and forward-looking charging arrangements. Nonetheless, certain proposed reforms carry a variety of concerns.
Although we support this proposal in principle, we do not view it as necessary at this time. We are concerned that the proposed criteria for the derogation may be inadequately defined, and may not reflect the current realities on the ground for our industry.
This submission repeats much of our 2017 submission given no progress has been made to remove barriers to solar power, most of which fall under the Treasury’s remit.
We strongly disagree with and are concerned about the extent to which the proposal to end the export tariff in addition to the feed-in-tariff is already destabilising the solar industry.
We welcome the opportunity to comment on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation, of which solar and its associated technologies – such as battery storage – play an integral role.
We welcome the opportunity to comment on a key decision within the smart meter roll out and the implications this will have for solar homes and businesses.
More solar generators will be assessing the economic case for co-location…