Feed-In Tariffs: Applications received, processed and queue


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Source: Ofgem scheme administration.

Information correct as of: 01 February 2021

This chart shows the combined number of Renewables Obligation Order Feed-In Tariffs (ROOFIT) and Communities and Schools Feed-In Tariffs (C&S FITs) scheme applications we have received and how many we are processing by month. It also shows the overall size of the queue for the scheme. By queue we mean the number of applications received which have not yet been approved or rejected.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Feed-In Tariffs: Applications received, processed and queue

More information

As anticipated, a significantly higher number of applications were received in the final month of the scheme, March 2019. The number received was higher than projected, with the majority of caps closed by 31 March 2019. This has led to a large increase in the queue. However a number of these were dealt with in May 2019 when those out with the caps queue or received late were refused. 


Following this, a new triage approach to valid applications has improved processing time even where these are more complex, requiring additional work and, in some cases, audit, to confirm the evidence and subsequent accreditation. This has led to a continuing reduction in the queue length.


The above figures do not include the number of applications received for Community & School pre-applications (1,673 received in March 2019). All valid applications have now been dealt with.


The application queue has risen in December as this figure now includes those on hold to give a true reflection of the application volume. An application can be on hold, for example, if they had a substantial period until validity expiry.

Date correct
01 February 2021
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