Renewables Obligation Order Feed-in Tariffs (ROO-FIT) accreditation is available for the following eligible technologies:
- Solar photovoltaic (PV) with a Declared Net Capacity (DNC) of greater than 50kW and a Total Installed Capacity (TIC) up to and including 5MW
- Wind installations with a DNC of greater than 50kW and a TIC up to and including 5MW
- All anaerobic digestion (AD) installations up to and including 5MW
- All hydro installations up to and including 5MW.
Preliminary accreditation is available to all installations that, once commissioned, would use the ROO-FIT route of accreditation. Once the installation is commissioned, an application can be made for full accreditation.
Who can apply?
The owner of the installation must complete the application for ROO-FIT accreditation using the Renewables and CHP Register. The owner of the installation is known as the generator, who is also named as the superuser on the register. Additional users can be added to your account to help with the application process.
How do I apply?
To make an application for ROO-FIT accreditation you need to follow these steps:
- Set up an account: Do this on the Renewables and CHP Register. The account must be set up by the owner (or prospective owner for FIT preliminary accreditation applications) of the installation or a suitable representative from within the company who owns (or will own) the installation. This individual will become the account superuser.
- Start an application form: You can do this by clicking ‘Accreditation’ and then ‘Apply for a new accreditation’.
- Select application type: You must choose one of two application types - preliminary accreditation or full ROO-FIT accreditation.
- Submit: Complete and submit the application, and make sure the superuser agrees all declarations. The application will be classed as received by us once you have pressed ‘send’.
For help in submitting a good application, please read our Essential Guide to applying for preliminary accreditation under FITs, Essential Guide to applying for ROO-FIT accreditation and How to submit a successful ROO-FIT application before you start.
How will I know if my application is successful?
Once you have submitted your application, the following process takes place:
- Ofgem E-Serve confirms receipt: We will send an email to the superuser (usually within one working day of receiving it).
- Indication of tariff period your installation falls into: If your installation will be considered for entry into the current tariff period we will contact you within 10 working days. If your application is not in the current tariff period it will take its place in the queue – our list of applications queued for deployment caps will allow you to identify where your installation is. You won’t hear from us via email again until we write to confirm which tariff period your installation is in. This will happen within 10 working days of the start of the relevant tariff period.
- Ofgem review: Your application will go through two or three stages of review by the ROO-FIT team depending on the complexity of your application. If your application is right first time, it typically takes 12 weeks to approve. If the application is not right first time and we have to ask questions, it will take longer.
- Application success: If successfully accredited, we will send you confirmation of your accreditation by email.
- Claim FIT payments: Once accreditation is granted, you should approach your chosen FIT licensee who will make FIT payments.
Further guidance on the ROO-FIT process is available in the Feed-in Tariffs: Guidance for renewable installations.
For any questions relating to ROO-FIT accreditation or your ROO-FIT application, you can contact the ROO-FIT team on ROOFIT@ofgem.gov.uk or 020 7901 7310.
Please remember that we are unable to provide legal or technical advice for speculative applications.
You can also find other relevant contact details on our Contacts, guidance and resources page.