Feed-in Tariffs deployment caps reports

On 8 February 2016 deployment caps were introduced into the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme for all solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, hydro, and anaerobic digestion installations.

Deployment caps place limits on the total capacity that can receive a particular tariff rate in a particular tariff period. For tariff rates, please visit our FIT tariff rates page.

Tariff periods (TPs) are quarterly:

  • Tariff period 1 - 01 January – 31 March
  • Tariff period 2 - 01 April – 30 June
  • Tariff period 3 - 01 July – 30 September
  • Tariff period 4 - 01 October – 31 December

We publish several reports to assist applicants that have applied or are thinking about applying for the FIT scheme.

The ‘Weekly deployment update’ displays the status of all caps within the current tariff period and, if the cap has been reached, will give an indication of how far out capacity is currently queueing.

If you have a large scale or standalone solar PV installation and you have already put in an application, but have not been confirmed in a tariff period, you can check your position in the queue by looking at the “Queued capacity report”.

We do not publish a queue report for small PV and wind installations under 50kW.

If you’re interested in activity in previous Tariff Periods then we publish the following reports at the end of each tariff period:

  • An ’End of Tariff Period report’ which is published quarterly at the end of each tariff period and confirms the activity in the previous tariff period.
  • An ’End of Tariff Period queue report’ which is a snapshot of the queue at the end of tariff period.

Please be aware that reports do not contain live information. This information is updated periodically and will contain the date the data was last updated.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 27th Mar 2017
  • Data and statistics
  • 12 Associated documents
These reports outline the indicative queues for ROO-FIT and standalone deployment caps.

  • Published: 27th Mar 2017
  • Data and statistics
  • 12 Associated documents
These reports show the position of deployment caps for the current quarter (1 January to 31 March 2017).

  • Published: 6th Jan 2017
  • Data and statistics
  • 12 Associated documents
These reports outline the FIT deployment caps that have been reached in tariff period 4 (1 October to 31 December 2016).

  • Published: 16th Dec 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 11 Associated documents
These reports outline the indicative queues for ROO-FIT and standalone deployment caps.

  • Published: 30th Sep 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 14 Associated documents
These reports outline the FIT deployment caps that have been reached in tariff period 3 (1 July to 30 September 2016).

  • Published: 30th Sep 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 14 Associated documents
These reports outline the indicative queues for ROO-FIT and standalone deployment caps.

  • Published: 1st Jul 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 4 Associated documents
These reports outline the indicative queues for ROO-FIT and standalone deployment caps.

  • Published: 1st Jul 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 13 Associated documents
These reports outline the FIT deployment caps that have been reached in tariff period 2 (1 April - 30 June 2016).

  • Published: 9th May 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 1 Associated documents
This document outlines the FIT Deployment Caps data for the current Tariff Period as at the end of April 2016.

  • Published: 1st Apr 2016
  • Data and statistics
  • 7 Associated documents
These reports outline the FIT deployment caps that have been reached in tariff period 1 (8 February – 31 March 2016).

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