The hydropower Feed-in-Tariff scheme pays the hydro turbine owner a fee for generating and exporting energy. Currently the hydropower Feed-in-Tariff rate is being reduced every six months as hydro capacity is added to the network.
In order to obtain the highest Feed-in-Tariff for your site it is possible to “Pre-Accredit” the site in order to fix the Feed-in-Tariff value for two years from the point of pre-accreditation. This is extended to two and a half years for Community Hydropower projects. This means that the hydro turbine project must be installed and commissioned within this timeframe in order to obtain the pre-accredited tariff. The timing, pre-requisites and detailed technical knowledge of your turbine required for pre-accreditation are critical to the successful pre-accreditation of your project.
Provided the hydro turbine is successfully commissioned and tested within the required timeframe, your project can undergo the process of accreditation in order to receive payments based upon your pre-accreditation Feed-in-Tariff. The process of accreditation requires detailed technical knowledge of your hydro turbine and the establishment of meter operators.
Renewables First have detailed knowledge and experience of the complex processes required to successfully manage pre-accreditation and accreditation in order to maximise the investment in your turbine.
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Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project. You can read more about hydropower in our Hydro Learning Centre.
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