Cayman Islands Approves Gross Feed-in Tariff

By Paul Gipe


The British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands has approved a limited pilot program consisting for a gross-feed-in tariff for utility-customer sited renewable generation.

The territory in the western Caribbean includes Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman.

A gross feed-in tariff pays for all generation from a customer-sited generator, but payment is credited to the customer’s account. The account is settled or balanced at the end of the year. If there is a surplus, the utility makes payment.

The one-year pilot program pays $0.37 KYD/kWh ($0.45 USD/kWh). The program is limited to only 1 MW.


  • Pilot program beginning February, 2011 through 2012
  • Program cap: 1 MW; 70% reserved for commercial customers
  • Gross feed-in tariff: Payment of $0.37/kWh offsets consumption at $0.30/kWh
  • Accounts settled annually
  • Term: 20 years
  • Project size limit maximum: 20 kW residential; 50 kW commercial


The Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Cayman Islands approves Renewables Feed-in Tariffs Programme