CABA Information Series

(IS-2011-137) Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs

This report from the U.S. Department of Energy examines the pricing of Feed-In-Tariffs (FIT).  FIT is a payment by a utility for excess renewable energy sold back by the customer to the utility.  FIT rates are intended as incentives for developing renewable energy sources.  However, the incentives must be priced in a manner that encourages investment without penalizing the utility.  Pricing schemes such as payment caps, level adjustments, and auctions are discussed.  Case studies are included.

























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