Small-Scale Generation is defined as renewable electricity generation technologies with an electricity output greater than 50kW, but smaller than typical commercial generators.
Currently, a Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS)
is rolling out supports to renewables self-consumers for installations below 50kW. Larger-scale commercial generators can receive support under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS),
which is structured as a series of regular auctions. Community owned projects between 0.5 and 5MW can apply to a dedicated community category for support under the RESS.
We are now developing a support scheme for Small-Scale Generation (SSG) which will fill the gap in tariff-based supports between these two schemes, and which aims to provide an easier route to market for community projects while also enabling farmers, businesses and others to maximise their participation in the energy transition.
Small-Scale Generation Support Scheme Consultation
Renewable Electricity Division
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
29-31 Adelaide Road
We are committed to engaging with stakeholders in a clear, open and transparent manner. Any person or organisation can make a submission in relation to this consultation. All submissions and feedback will be considered before the final version of the Small-Scale Generation Support Scheme (SSG) is published.
Please note that responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI), Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2018 (AIE) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Please also note that we intend to publish the contents of all submissions received to our consultations on our website. We will redact personal data prior to publication. In responding to this consultation, parties should clearly indicate where their responses contain personal information, commercially sensitive information or confidential information which they would not wish to be released under FOI, AIE or otherwise published.
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