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Tarriff Structure for UK

With the announcement of the new tarriff structure by the UK government on the 2nd of February 2010, it now makes good commercial sense to invest in a small wind turbine system.

The feed-in tariff, which is a government backed incentive scheme, pays the owners of new small scale wind turbine systems for every unit of electricity generated.

The tariff scheme is due to commence on 1st April 2010 and continue for a 20 year lifetime.

Based on the tariffs announced a 10kW Turbine system could return £8,000 to £10,000 of revenue per year depending of local wind speeds.

See the tariff table below:

Tariff level for new installations in period (p/kWh)
Scale Year 1
01/04/10
Year 2
01/04/11
Year 2
01/04/12
Lifetime
(years)
≤ 1.5kW 34.5p 34.5p 32.6p 20
> 1.5 - 15kW 26.7p 26.7p 25.5p 20
> 15 - 100kW 24.1p 24.1p 23.0p 20
> 100 - 500kW 18.8p 18.8p 18.8p 20

Tarriff Structure for the Republic of Ireland

In the Republic of Ireland, ESB Networks have introduced the “ESB Support Initiative for Micro-generators”. This initiative provides for an export payment of 9c per kWh for domestic customers. The ESB will also provide an extra support payment of 10 cents per kWh for the first 3,000kWh exported annually. This payment will be made to the first 4,000 micro-generators connected in the next 3 years and will be paid over a 5 year period.

ESB also will provide import/export metering free of charge to the first 4,000 domestic customers installing micro-generators in the next 3 years.

For more information on this initiative or on connecting a micro-generator click on the following web site address:
http://www.esb.ie/esbnetworks/generator_connections/micro_gen_connections.jsp#q1


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