The government expects its proposed Smart Export Guarantee to have a positive, albeit notional impact on domestic solar deployment it has said. Yesterday the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy unveiled its proposals for a replacement mechanism for the export tariff, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which will legislate for large energy suppliers purchasing power exported from small-scale renewable generators. It will be down to the suppliers to determine the price paid for power and the lengths of contracts, but the proposals ensure that small-scale renewables will receive remuneration for any power they export to the grid. An impact assessment accompanying the proposals includes illustrative deployment trajectories, split across two scenarios, showing how the government considers small-scale renewable deployment could be affected by the introduction of the SEG against the counterfactual case of no new mechanism.
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