A new government scheme will provide payments for households who contribute electricity to the National Grid, and will be paid for how much they produce. The new scheme is designed to encourage communities to generate wind, water and solar power.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said the project will “help create the clean energy of the future”. He added: “Individuals and communities can both play their part in the kind of clean energy revolution that we need.”
UK residents that feed electricity into the National Grid get a reduction on their fuel bills through smart meters at present, but ministers hope that the cashback scheme will encourage them to seek new ways of generating their own power.
‘Clean energy cash back’ schemes are already in operation in 19 European countries, including Germany.