The FITs scheme was introduced in 2010, with a comprehensive review of the scheme in 2011-12 introducing several changes. Alongside the Renewables Obligation and, more recently, the Contract for Difference regime, FITs is part of a set of initiatives to encourage the deployment of renewable energy across the UK.The objectives of the scheme on its introduction were:
The consultation sets out proposals for a fundamental review of the FITs, intended in the short term to control scheme costs effectively. This is within the context of our success so far in deploying renewables under FITs against UK's 2020 projections.
See Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme: